On This Day In Kansas City Sports History

On This Day In Kansas City Sports History
 

 


 
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January 1- New Year's Day
1967- the KC Chiefs playing in frigid conditions roll past the Bills in Buffalo, NY by 31-7 and win the AFL Championship, and advance to face the Green Bay Packers in the World Championship (later called Super Bowl I.) On the SAME day, future Chiefs superstar linebacker Derrick Thomas is born!
2017- The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Chargers 37-27 in their last home game in San Diego before moving to Los Angeles. Tyreek Hill of the Chiefs has at least a 60 YD TD in four straight games and sets a franchise record for most TD's in a rookie season with 12. 

January 2
1885- Jose Mendez was born, "The Black Diamond" was a pitching legend, played for the KC Monarchs and in Baseball Hall of FAme. 
1914- Ted Strong was born on this day, player for the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team, who with his big hands, also played basketball for the Harlem Globetrotters. At 6'6" and 220 lbs., he could play any position, even catch. He often led the Monarchs in hitting (.300+ average most years) and home runs, hitting from both sides of the plate.
1928- The FIRST game of the Kansas City Pla-Mors Hockey Team, with KC beating the Winnipeg Maroons 2-1 in front of 4,000 fans at the Pla-Mor Ice Palace.
1980- Scott Wedman of the Kansas City Kings scored 45 points in an overtime win over Utah for his career high. 
1983- The KC Comets Soccer team had a LARGER crowd of 15,000 in their game than the KC Chiefs on the SAME DAY when the Chiefs played the NY Jets and only had 11,902 fans at Arrowhead.
1993- AFC First Round Playoff Game, Chiefs lose to the San Diego Chargers 17-0 in Jack Murphy Stadium.
2015-Justin Houston of the Chiefs was named the Associated Press NFL All Pro First Team for the 2014-15 season. 

January 3
1923- Hall of Fame Head Coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, Hank Stram was born today, who was coach from 1963-74, 3x AFL Championships, Super Bowl IV winner, Chiefs Hall of Fame, NFL Hall of Fame.
2010- Jamaal Charles of the Chiefs set a franchise single-game rushing record with 259 yards and 2 TD's and Derrick Johnson tied an NFL record by becoming the third linebacker in history to record two interception returns for TD's in a game to help the Chiefs beat the Broncos in Denver, 44-22. 
2016- The Chiefs beat the Raiders 23-17 to win ten in a row for a new franchise record. 

January 4
1941- The first version of the National Wrestling Alliance was formed in Kansas City today.  
1970- The Chiefs beat the 13-1-1 Oakland Raiders 17-7 in the AFL Championship Game, which was the FINAL AFL game between 2 AFL teams and sent the Chiefs to Super Bowl IV in a match of the AFL vs the NFL. The Raiders had beaten the Chiefs twice in the regular season, but the Chiefs scored the final 17 points in this decisive game to advance to Super Bowl IV. The Chiefs defense intercepted Oakland 4 times in this game.
1984- Enzo DiPede of the KC Comets recorded his one and only regular season shut out in Comets history, in a 4-0 victory against the Memphis Americans for a crowd of 15,307 at Kemper Arena. 
1998- In an AFC Second Round Playoff Game at Arrowhead, the Chiefs lose to the Denver Broncos 14-10.
2014- In a Wild Card Playoff Game the Chiefs had a 38-10 lead at the half.  Chiefs QB Alex Smith threw a franchise record 378 yards and 4 TD's in a playoff game.  Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop tied a franchise record for the most field goals (3) in a playoff game. The Chiefs scored the most points at the half and for a post-season game in franchise history.  The Chiefs lost to the Colts 44-45 in Indianapolis.  

January 5
1938- E.J. Holub was born today, star linebacker and center for the KC Chiefs, 1963-70, 5x AFL All Star, Chiefs Hall of Fame.
1968- It was announced that the Chicago Spurs would move to Kansas City and continue to be called the Spurs in the North American Soccer League, and play at Municipal Stadium.
1991- AFC First Round Playoff Game, Chiefs lose to the Miami Dolphins 17-16.
1992- AFC Divisional Playoff Game, Chiefs lose to the Buffalo Bills 37-14 in Rich Stadium.

January 6
1962- A teenager ran off with the game ball during a Kansas City Steers vs. San Francisco Saints game, was a bad omen for the Steers as they lose 99-102.
1964- KC A's owner Charlie Finley signs a 2 year deal to move the Athletics to Louisville, KY. The AL owners will later veto the change.  Finley wants to keep the same logo for the new location as the "Kentucky Colonels."
2007- In an AFC First Round Playoff Game, the Chiefs lose to the Colts at Indianapolis 23-6.

January 7
1913- Johnny Mize was born today. A Hall of Famer and New York Yankee pitcher that got sent down to their farm team, the Kansas City Blues in 1950.
1962- Jeff Montgomery is born today, a star relief pitcher for the Royals from 1988-99.
1996- AFC Playoff game Chiefs vs. Colts with the Chiefs having 3 interceptions and 3 missed field goals by Lin Elliott to lose 10-7. The wind chill was -9 degrees at kickoff. *

January 8
1994- In the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Arrowhead, the Chiefs beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime, 27-24 on a 7 yd TD pass by Joe Montana to Tim Barnett with 1:43 remaining and field goal by Nick Lowery in overtime for the win.*
2012- Legendary groundskeeper, George Toma is inducted as part of the inaugural class of the Major League Baseball Groundskeepers Hall of Fame. 

January 9
1956- Gary Spani was born today, a star linebacker for the KC Chiefs from 1978-86.
1962- Larry Staverman makes 3 baskets in overtime to lead the Kansas City Steers to a 122-120 victory over the Chicago Majors in an American Basketball League game.
2011- The Kansas City Chiefs lose to the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC Wildcard Playoff Game at Arrowhead, 30-7.
2016- The Chiefs rout and shutout the Texans in Houston 30-0 in the AFC Wildcard game, for their 11th straight win and first playoff win in 22 years.  Knile Davis of the Chiefs made the second longest kickoff return in NFL playoff history for a TD when he returned the opening kickoff 106 yards for a TD!  The Chiefs set a new franchise record for the largest margin of victory in a post season game. The Chiefs defense had 4 interceptions and a fumble recovery.  Cairo Santos broke a franchise record for the longest playoff field goal at 49 yards.  

January 10
2007- The Los Angeles Clippers reported an interest to move into the Kansas City Sprint Center.  
2015- The Missouri Comets beat the Tulsa Revolution behind 4 different players with hat tricks, 7 goals in one quarter, and 18 goals in one game, all setting records at the time, to win 18-2 and win their 12th straight game in the season, the longest by a KC indoor soccer team at the time. They have won 17 straight dating back to last season. 

January 11
1968- The American League officially announces that 51-year old, Kansas City businessman, Ewing Kauffman and Muriel Kauffman pays $5.3 million to become the first owners of the new Kansas City baseball franchise.
1970- Super Bowl IV, with the Kansas City Chiefs beating the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, in front of more than 80,000 fans. Chiefs coach Hank Stram was the first-ever coach to be wired for NFL films, to hear his now famous calls, "65 toss power trap" with Mike Garrett getting a TD and "keep matriculating the ball down the field" calls. Chiefs quarterback, Len Dawson was named the MVP.  Otis Taylor caught a short pass, broke a tackle attempt and ran to the end zone to complete a 46 yd play to clinch the win.  Chiefs safety Johnny Robinson makes an interception and a fumble recovery despite playing with three broken ribs.
2004- During an AFC playoff game against the Colts, and only the 3rd time in NFL history, and the only time in NFL playoff history that neither team was forced to punt. The Chiefs lost 31-38 at Arrowhead. *

January 12
1970- Victory parade for the World Champion Kansas City Chiefs in downtown Kansas City, with over 100,000 fans in attendance. 

January 13
1984- The Kansas City Comets beat the Chicago Sting 12-4 at Kemper Arena for a crowd of 8,469.  This tied the Comets team record for the most goals in a regular season game.  Dale Mitchell scored 4 goals and 3 assists to break a club record for most points in a game. 
1991-Bo Jackson, Royals outfielder, suffers a hip injury playing for the Raiders in an NFL playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Los Angeles. The injury will end his Royals career the following month.

January 14
1907- Chet Brewer was born today. A famous pitcher for the Kansas City Monarchs, known for his mastery of scuffing baseballs and throwing spit balls. He was among others in a great pitching rotation that included Stachel Paige and Bullet Joe Rogan.
1939- Fred Arbanas was born today, star tight end for the KC Chiefs 1963-70, 6x AFL All Star, Chiefs and MO Sports Hall of Fame.
1962- The Kansas City Steers romped to a 120-104 victory over the Cleveland Pipers in Kansas City for the American Basketball League first half playoffs and win 2-1 games.

January 15
1923- Harold Schmidt scores 96 points for the Kansas City Kansas High School Team to beat the Rainbow Athletic Club 234-2.
1967- AFL-NFL World Championship Game (later called Super Bowl I), with the KC Chiefs as the AFL team losing to the NFL Green Bay Packers 35-10 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
2017- The Chiefs swept the division and won first place in the AFC West this season.  The Chiefs defense didn't allow any TD's but the Steelers kicker made 6 FG's to set a NFL postseason game record and beat the Chiefs in a cold and rainy night at Arrowhead in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game 18-16. 

January 16
1947- The Kansas City Stars Basketball Team, under the management of Jesse Owens, former track legend, have some of the finest players in Negro basketball and baseball as they play a benefit game today. Vertes Ziegler is the leader scorer for the Stars. The KC Stars are a companion team or considered in reality a farm club of the Harlem Globetrotters, hold a record of 157 wins and only 3 losses.
1957- Steve Balboni was born today, Royals first baseman that set the Royals single season home run record of 36 in 1985.
1962- Bill Bridges of the Kansas City Steers basketball team scores 48 pts. to help the Steers beat the Cleveland Pipers 118-100. On the same day, Kevin Ross was born, a star cornerback for the KC Chiefs from 1984-93 and 1997.
1964- the AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving the Kansas City A's to Louisville.
1988- The Kansas City Comets seat a team record for most goals score in back-to-back regular season games (21) by beating the St. Louis Steamers 9-6 for 13,530 at Kemper Arena.  Kim Roentved scored 4 goals, Barry Wallace had 2. 
1994- the Chiefs beat the favored Houston Oilers 28-20 at the Astrodome and advance to the AFC Championship game. Keith Cash caught a 7 yd TD pass from Joe Montana to clinch the win and he made it memorable by spiking the ball off a poster of Houston defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan.
2015- The Missouri Comets tied the all-time record for the longest regular season winning streak in Kansas City Sports History at the time, with 18 wins (dating back to last season) set by the 1995-96 KC Attack Soccer team as the Comets beat the St. Louis Ambush 7-5 at the Independence Events Center. With the win the Comets are undefeated since the start of this season with a 13-0 record, the longest by any Kansas City sports team.
2016- The Kansas City Chiefs played the Patriots in Foxborough, MA in the AFC Divisional Playoffs but lost 27-20.  

January 17
1888- Kansas City is admitted to the American Association Baseball League.

January 18
1887- Kansas City received a new baseball franchise in the Western League (the Kansas City Blues). The team vows to compete with the National League team in town the Kansas City Cowboys. Kansas City has two professional baseball teams.

January 19
1967- Lamar Hunt got a supply of super-balls for his children, which was later an inspiration for naming the Super Bowl. 

January 20
1962- Bill Bridges of the Kansas City Steers scored 44 points and Larry Staverman added 26 to edge the Cleveland Pipers 115-114 in an American Basketball League game.
1974- The Chiefs and Arrowhead Stadium play HOST to the NFL Pro Bowl Game, with the AFC winning 15-13 with a crowd of 66,918.
1985- The Kansas City Kings announced their intention to move to Sacramento for the 1985-86 season. 
2016- Marcus Peters of the Chiefs is the Defensive Rookie of the Year per the Pro Football Writers Group.  

January 21
1951- Hal Hutchinson scores a franchise high 30 points for a player in a single game for the Kansas City Hi-Spots Basketball Team in a loss to the Denver Refiners 72-99.

January 22
2011- Sporting KC striker Teal Bunbury scores for the US Men's National team in a 1-1 draw against Chile. 
2016- Andy Reid of the Chiefs is NFL Coach of the Year after coming back from 1-5 to win ten straight. 
2017- Yordano Ventura, 25 year old Royals Ace pitcher dies in a jeep crash while in his home country, the Dominican Republic.   

January 23
1975- The Kansas City Scouts Hockey team stun the Bruins in Boston 3-2.
1994- AFC Championship Game, the Chiefs lose to the Buffalo Bills 30-13 at Rich Stadium.
2000-Chiefs Derrick Thomas lost control of his vehicle on an ice-covered highway and rolled. He suffered two fractured vertebrae and was paralyzed.  
2015- The Missouri Comets beat Saltillo Ranch-Seco 14-8 in Mexico, as they won their 14th game in a row this season, still undefeated, and have won 19 games going back to last season.  This was also the first Kansas City arena soccer game played outdoors.  

January 24
1949- Guy Charron was born today, later played center for the Kansas City Scouts, was the 1976 team captain, scored the 2nd most goals in Scouts history with 40. 
1975- Later a Hall of Famer, Harmon Killebrew signs with the Kansas City Royals.

January 25
1963- Charley Finley wanted the KC A's to wear colored uniforms at home.  
2015- Billy Butler of the Kansas City Royals and Nick Lowery of the Kansas City Chiefs are inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

January 26
1987- The Kansas City Comets beat a Soviet team, Dynamo Moscow 11-3 in an exhibition match at Kemper Arena for 12,893 fans. Damir Haramina scored 4 goals and Jan Goossens had 2. 
2011- Mark Teahen of the Royals wins the MLB Hutch award.  

January 27
1924- Kansas City is awarded its FIRST NFL Franchise, the Kansas City Blues.  They changed their name to the Kansas City Cowboys the next season.  
1975- Stuart Symington wins the Mr. Baseball Award at the annual KC baseball awards dinner. 
2016- It was announced the Royals had the largest jump in attendance of all teams in the big 4 sports leagues in the last ten years, with a 92.7% increase, avg home game 33,438 fans.  

January 28
1928- Professional Hockey started in Kansas City today. The Pla-Mor Arena opened, with the Kansas City Pla-Mor's Hockey Team winning their FIRST Game 2-1 over the Winnipeg Maroons in front of crowd of 4,000.
1996- The Kansas City Attack completed their 18 game winning streak today, going back to Nov 26, 1995, by losing the next game. 
2014- Pop star Lorde won a Grammy award for the Best Song, "Royals", which she was inspired to write from a photo of George Brett of the Royals in a 1976 National Geographic Magazine. 

January 29
1983- The Kansas City Comets beat the Pittsburgh Spirit, 8-1 for a sellout crowd of 16,290 at Kemper Arena,  with Charlie Carey and Elson Seale each scoring twice.  During the pre-game intro’s, the disco mirror ball that hung from the ceiling crashed to the turf and shattered, but no one got hurt. 
1975- Alex Gordon of the Royals wins the MLB Hutch award.  

January 30
1965-The National Baseball Congress named Satchel Paige, the All-Time Outstanding Player.  He was a legend in the Negro Leagues for the Kansas City Monarchs and later in MLB.  He was the first player from the Negro League to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  
1977- KC golfer Tom Watson won the San Diego Open. 
1988- The Kansas City Comets beat the Cleveland Force, 6-4 for 12,106 at Kemper Arena, with Jan Goossens scoring twice, Alan Mayer blocking a penalty kick attempt, and Dale Mitchell becoming the first Comet to ever score 100 regular season goals. 
2004- Will Shields of the Chiefs won the 2003 Walter Payton award NFL Man of the Year.  
2015-The Missouri Comets beat the Chicago Mustangs at the Indep. Events Center 7-2 to win their 16th straight game of the season, still undefeated and winning 21 in a row going back to last season.  The Comets are the first Kansas City sports team to start the season 16-0.  

January 31
1919- Jackie Robinson was born today. He was shortstop of the Kansas City Monarchs in 1945. He accepts a contract with the Monarchs in 1945 for $400 per month, playing 47 games for KC, hitting .387 with 5 homers, 13 stolen bases and appearing in the 1945 Negro League East-West All Star Game.
1931- Ernie Banks was born today. He played for the Kansas City Monarchs Team in 1950. Later, he signed with the Chicago Cubs in 1953.
1938- Chris Burford was born today, star wide receiver for the KC Chiefs 1963-67, Chiefs Hall of Fame.
1987- The Kansas City Comets beat the Los Angeles Lazers, 10-6 in LA at the Forum, with KC tied its team record for the most goals in a road game.  Jan Goossens had a hat trick, Dale Mitchell and Gino Schiraldi scored two goals each. 
 

February 1
1973-The Royals trade Joe Keough to the Chicago White Sox for Jim Lyttle.  Joe was the 4th player taken by the Royals in the 1968 expansion draft and was on the first opening day roster. He delivered a pinch-hit single in the bottom of the 12th of the inaugural Royals game for the 4-3 win over the Twins.  
1987-George Brett of the Royals joined pro golfer Fred Couples to win the pro-am title of the 47th Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. 
2012- Billy Butler of the Royals won the MLB Hutch award. 

February 2- Groundhog Day
1929- George Toma is born, who was the Athletics, Chiefs and Royals legendary groundskeeper for many years at Municipal Stadium and the Truman Sports Complex including for many Super Bowls and other big sporting events. 
1967- A charter ABA franchise is granted to Kansas City. (KC later lost the franchise to Denver, on April 1st, April Fools Day!)

February 3
1920-A meeting in Kansas City, MO was held to start the Negro National League, which would consist of eight franchises including the Kansas City American Giants and Kansas City Monarchs.  
1961-Charlie Finley doused an old school bus bearing the sign "the Kansas City-to-New York shuttle" with gasoline and set it on fire in the left field parking lot at Municipal Stadium.  He told reporters the stunt symbolized the end of the team sending talented young players to the Yankees in exchange for major leaguers well past their prime, a practice deeply resented by the Kansas City fans.  

February 4
1962- the Kansas City Steers snapped a two-game losing streak to Hawaii by defeating the Chiefs 105-92 in their American Basketball League game.

February 5
1996- Preki was allocated to the Kansas City Wiz, the 4th player in franchise history.  

February 6
1986 – The Kansas City Comets made one of the biggest, landmark trades in team history, getting Dale Mitchell from the Tacoma Stars for Keith Furphy.  
1987- The Kansas City Comets beat the New York Express, 8-5 for new Head Coach, Dave Clements debut, for 11,292 at Kemper Arena. Dale Mitchell scored 4 for the Comets in his 4th hat trick.
1989- The Kansas City Comets beat a Soviet Russian team in a friendly match, 10-5. 
2015- The Missouri Comets beat the St. Louis Ambush 10-5 to stay unbeaten in the season, with a record of 17-0 and winning 22 in a row dating back to last season.  Leo Gibson scored 3 goals and 4 assists for the Comets.  Lamar Hunt Jr's company purchased the Missouri Mavericks Hockey team.
2016- Eric Berry of the Chiefs wins the NFL comeback player of the year.   

February 7
1953- Dan Quisenberry is born today. A star relief pitcher for the Kansas City Royals from 1979-88.
1976-The Kansas City Scouts beat the Washington Capitals 5-1 at Kemper Arena for a crowd of 9,947, tying the franchise largest margin of victory. The Scouts went 5-2-1 all time against the Capitals.  The Kansas City Scouts never won again as the franchise moved to Colorado the next season.  
1988- The Kansas City Comets beat St. Louis 4-3 in double OT for a crowd of 12,851 at Kemper Arena, which was the 5th longest game in Comets history. 

February 8
1910- Monster Stadium Will Be Built was KC news headlines.  Ten-acre tract bough near Electric Park for an Athletic Field.  Kansas and Missouri Universities offered use of park for football.  Monster stadium will seat 30,000 people. The ground was purchased yesterday for $30,000 and work on the stadium will start immediately at 47-48th Streets and Lydia and Tracy Ave.  The stadium will be of wooden construction and will be known as Gordon & Koppel Athletic Field. 
1920- Robert "Buddy" Blattner was born, later broadcaster for the Kansas City Royals from 1969-75, in the MO Sports Hall of Fame. 
1963- The AFL's Dallas Texans become Kansas City Chiefs.
1989-The Kansas City Comets beat a select Soviet team from Moscow, 5-1 in a friendly match.
1991- Jan Goossens of the KC Comets scored 5 goals to help beat San Diego, 9-5 at Kemper Arena.  Jan scored his 15th hat trick as a Comet. 
2000- Chiefs legendary star linebacker, Derrick Thomas dies from a blood clot following a car accident in the snow on Jan. 23, 2000. 

February 9
1886- The National League admitted the Kansas City Cowboys Baseball Team for a one year trial. (Kansas City's 2nd professional baseball team, after the Unions) The Cowboys failed the trial and in November were replaced by the Pittsburgh Allegheneys.  
1956- Phil Ford is born today. A Kansas City Kings Basketball team player and NBA Rookie of the year in 1979 while playing for the Kings.
1962- The Kansas City Steers walloped the Hawaii Chiefs 113-94, to move into first place of the American Basketball League with a 10-4 record.
1963- Big news announcement from the KC A's in they will ditch their drab duds for bright green and gold uniforms in the coming season.
1971- Leroy "Satchel" Paige was nominated to the Baseball Hall of Fame.  

February 10
1998- Preki from the Kansas City Wizards scores the game-winning goal in U.S. Men's National team 2-1 win over Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals. 

February 11 
1954-Gary Barbaro was born, who later played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1976-82. 

February 12- Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
1885- The Western Baseball League is formed with the Kansas City Cowboys included as one of the original clubs.
2006- The largest crowd at a Kansas City Brigade Football game at home of 16,523 against the Austin Wranglers.

February 13
1920- Andrew "Rube" Foster brought together five other owners and formed the Negro National League in a meeting at the Paseo YMCA in Kansas City, this included the Kansas City Monarchs.
1922- William "Bill" Grigsby was born, later sportscaster, including broadcasts for the Kansas City Athletics, Chiefs and Scouts, member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. His famous line before Chiefs games, "It's a beyooooo-tiful day for Chiefs football". 
1982- The Kansas City Comets beat the Buffalo Stallions 9-4 at Kemper Arena for 10,703, with Yilmaz Orhan getting the very first Comets home hat trick in franchise history. 
1985- Enzo DiPede of the KC Comets got his final MISL career win, his 39th as a Comet, with KC beating the Los Angeles Lazers 6-4 at the Forum in Inglewood, with Enzo also setting a MISL record at the time with his 21st career assist.
1991-The MISL All Star Game was played at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, for a crowd of 13,270, with the Eastern Division winning 9-8 in OT. 
 

February 14- Valentine's Day
1901- Frank Duncan was born today. He was a top catcher in the Negro Leagues with the Kansas City Monarchs. Later he managed the KC Monarchs to four pennants in four years.
1962- Bill Bridges scored 40 points to lead the Kansas City Steers to a 109-104 decision over the Chicago Majors for their sixth straight victory in the American Basketball League, played in the University of Wichita, KS Fieldhouse.
1978- After a 75-minute tug-of-war match, the Kansas City Royals and Dallas Cowboys are named co-champions in the ABC's Sports Super Teams competition in Hawaii.  
2015- The Missouri Comets routed the Tulsa Revolution 21-4 and remained undefeated for the season at 19-0. Leo Gibson of the Comets had four goals and five assists.  The Comets now own the longest winning streak in Kansas City pro indoor soccer history. They broke the record of 18 games set by the Kansas City Attack in the 1995-96 NPSL season. 

January 15
1956- Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City A's cancel an exhibition game in Birmingham Alabama, because of local ordinance barring blacks from playing against whites.
1962- Larry Staverman of the Kansas City Steers basketball teams streak of 58 consecutive free throws ends today, the longest streak in the ABL, but he scores 40 points as the Steers beat the Chicago Majors 110-104 for their seventh straight victory and a sweep of the three-game series.

February 16
1866-Robert William "Sliding Billy" Hamilton was born today.  A baseball Hall of Famer, who holds a number of baseball offensive records and player for the Kansas City Cowboys in 1888-89.  In his first season with Kansas City at the age of 22, he hit .301 with 144 runs and 111 stolen bases.  
1982-Len Salvemini, Comets defender was selected as the first Comets player in an All Star game. 
1984- Yilmaz Orhan and Greg Makowski of the Comets were selected to the MISL All Star team. 

February 17
1970-Jackson County Court Authority votes to adopt proposal to name new sports complex after former President Harry S Truman. 
1991- The Kansas City Blades coach, Doug Soetaert threw a temper at the referee by throwing trash cans onto the ice, in an 8-4 loss to the Peoria Rivermen. 

February 18
1949- John Mayberry is born today, A two time All star first baseman of the KC Royals, who played with KC from 1972-77.
1983-The Kansas City Comets beat the St. Louis Steamers 4-3 in overtime for the largest crowd to ever watch a Comets game anywhere, 18,526 at the Arena.   Elson Seale scored the shorthanded OT goal for the win. 

February 19
1957- A 12 player deal between the Kansas City Athletics and New York, with the A's sending Art Ditmar, Bobby Shantz and Cletis Boyer to the Yanks.
1979-The Royals defeat the Dallas Cowboys to win the title at ABC Sports SuperTeams Competition in Hawaii.
1983-Elson Seale of the Comets makes his third overtime goal of the week, to help the Comets win 6-5 over Memphis for a crowd of 16,290 at Kemper Arena.  Elson sets a MISL record for overtime game winning goals with 4 in one season. 

February 20
1892- John Donaldson was born today. In the early years of black baseball, he was a top pitcher. He once pitched three consecutive no-hitters in 1913. At the end of his career, he played outfield for the Kansas City Monarchs.
1982-The Kansas City Comets won their sixth game in a row, beating the Memphis Americans 4-3 for a crowd of 13,065 at Kemper Arena, with Zoran Savic getting his first hat trick as a Comet.

February 21
1962- Steers Stampede...Bill Bridges gets 28 rebounds and sets a team record as the Kansas City Steers stampeded to an easy 130-109 victory over the New York Tapers in an American Basketball League game. A record home crowd of 9,562 watched the Harlem Globetrotters and Washington Generals in the second game of a doubleheader.
1969- Forty six players report to Fort Meyers, FL for the FIRST Royals spring training camp. Also on the SAME day, Tony Meola was born, goalkeeper for the Kansas City Wizards and in 2000 was named the MLS League MVP, Goalkeeper of the Year and MLS Cup MVP.
1971- Michel Plasse of the Kansas City Blues becomes the FIRST professional hockey goalie to score a goal.  The start of the game was delayed nearly two hours due to snow, making the visitors late.  The Blues were ahead 2-1 of the Oklahoma City Blazers late in the game and the Blazers pulled their goalie for an extra attacker.  Michel stopped a Blazers shot then flipped the puck over the Blazers into the empty net at the American Royal Arena.  
1998- the Kansas City Blades retire the number 15 of Gary Emmons, in front of the fourth largest crowd in franchise history.

February 22- George Washington's Birthday
1922- R. Crosby Kemper was born, who later donated $3.2 million to help build Kemper Arena for KCs new NBA and NHL teams (Kings & Scouts) in addition to the Comets, Blades and other teams. 
1983- MISL All-Stars Ready for Show...the Major Indoor Soccer League's All-Star game was held in Kansas City with the Kansas City Comets as the hosts at Kemper Arena.
1985- Dan Quisenberry, Willie Wilson and Frank White of the Royals are offered lifetime contracts. 
1989-Royals Manager John Wathan announces George Brett and Frank White are co-captains for the ball club -- it is the first time captains have been named in franchise history.
2015- The Missouri Comets blast the Tacoma Stars 17-1 at home for a perfect regular season at 20-0.  Leo Gibson of the Comets sets records for scoring in a single game with 8 goals and 4 assists.   The Comets have won 25 straight games going back to last season. *

February 23
1894- Jose Rodriguez was born, who later played with the Monarchs in 1920 and in the Baseball Hall of Fame. 
1929- Elston Howard was born today. A catcher for the Kansas City Monarchs in 1948-50, KC Blues in 1953 and later New York Yankees becoming the first African American to play for the Yankees.  
1964- Charlie Finley signs a 4 year lease to keep the A's in Kansas City.
1987- Dick Howser retires from managing the KC Royals, due to a brain tumor.

February 24
2012- Gino Schiraldi’s #2 became the first retired number by the Missouri Comets, at the Independence Events Center. Gino also had his #2 retired by the NPSL’s Kansas City Attack at Kemper Arena in the 1990’s

February 25 1939- Jim Tyrer was born today, star offensive tackle for the KC Chiefs, 1963-73, Chiefs Hall of Fame.

February 26
1962- Kansas City Downs Saints....Bill Bridges scored 42 points and the Kansas City Steers whipped the San Francisco Saints 124-113 to open up a commanding 6 1/2 game cushion over the Saints in the American Basketball League.
1990- The FIRST game of the Kansas City Blades hockey team.

February 27
1907- Hilton Lee Smith was born today. A pitcher for the Kansas City Monarchs in 1932-48. His career pitching record was 146-53 and was a six time all-star. He was best known as the relief pitcher for Satchel Paige. He had a .349 lifetime batting average.
1976- Tony Gonzalez was born today. A KC Chiefs star tight end who holds the team all-time receiving yards with 916 passes for 10,640 yards from 1997 to 2008.
1987- The Kansas City Comets beat the Dallas Sidekicks 6-5 in 2OT at Kemper Arena.  

February 28
1951- Jim Wohlford was born, who later played with the Kansas City Royals from 1972-76. 

February 29- Leap Day


March 1
1923- Othello "Chico" Renfroe was born today. At age 15 he ran away from home to be a batboy for the Chicago American Giants in the Negro Leagues. He hit .351 for the Kansas City Monarchs, in 1945 was their starting catcher and ahead of teammate Jackie Robinson.
1954- Satchel Paige joined the Harlem Globetrotters Basketball team this month and by April was their General Manager. 

March 2
2007-The groundbreaking for the Kansas City Wizards soccer training facility at Swope Park.  

March 3
1950-JL Wilkinson sold his rights to the KC Monarchs including their custom Pullman Dodge Bus complete with sleeping facilities for $7,500. He also sold the contracts of 18 Monarchs along with 3 complete uniform sets for $1,500. 
1961- The Big 8 indoor track and field meet is held at Municipal Auditorium.  

March 4
1995- In a Missouri Class 4A State Quarterfinal Boys Basketball Game at jam-packed Municipal Auditorium, Central won a dramatic double over time game against the previously undefeated Raytown Blue Jays, 80-73, in one of the most memorable games in Kansas City high school basketball history.  Nearly 11,000 were in attendance for the auditorium intended to seat about 10,000.  

March 5
1938- Fred Williamson was born today. An actor and pro football athlete, later to be known as Fred "The Hammer" Williamson, of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1965-67, including playing in Super Bowl I.

March 6
1939- Cookie Rojas was born today. A star second baseman of the KC Royals 1970-77, 5x All Star, Royals Hall of Fame.
1964- Chiefs guard Ed Budde has his skull fractured in a fight, but he is able to return and play when camp opens.  
2001- Pitching standout for the Kansas City Monarchs, Hilton Smith is elected into MLB Hall of Fame.

March 7
1991- James "Cool Papa" Bell, one of the fastest baseball players of all time passed away, whose legendary playing career included the Kansas City Monarchs from 1932-34. 

March 8
1969-The City Council approves payment of $53,000 to Charlie Finley to purchase the scoreboard at Municipal Stadium -- the last piece of business between the A's owner and Kansas City. On the same day, the Kansas City Royals win their very first game, an exhibition game 2-1 over Washington with homers from Pat Kelly and Chuck Harrison. 
1992- Kansas City played Milwaukee in sports twice today...the KC Attack lost to the Milwaukee Wave 8-7 during the afternoon soccer game then the KC Blades beat the Milwaukee Admirals 5-2 in hockey that night at the Bradley Center.  

March 9
1922- William "Barney" Serrell was born today. The slim and speedy infielder batted .376 for the 1942 Kansas City Monarchs championship team.
1942- Bert "Campy" Campaneris was born today, popular player and shortstop for the Kansas City Athletics 1964-1967.
1948- Clarence Walker, reserve guard for John Wooden's Indiana State Sycamores, broke the color barrier in collegiate basketball by becoming the first African American to participate in a college basketball national championship at any level at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.  Louisville wins the NAIA Championship game 82-70 over legendary John Wooden and his Indiana State team at Municipal Auditorium. 

March 10
1937-Central Missouri State won the first NAIA basketball tournament at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, defeating Morningside (IA) 35-24, and received the Naismith Trophy, the only trophy that to this day (so far), was officially authorized by the inventor of basketball. 
1946- Curley Culp was born today, a star defensive tackle for the KC Chiefs from 1968-74.

March 11
2017- The Missouri Mavericks announce that they will be known as the Kansas City Mavericks, starting in the 2017-18 season.  

March 12
2015- The Missouri Comets beat the Milwaukee Wave 8-2 in the Major Arena Soccer League Central Division Championship game at Independence Events Center. 

March 13
1937- Sherrill Headrick was born today, a star linebacker for the KC Chiefs. 1963-67, Chiefs Hall of Fame.
1943- Satchel Paige, KC Monarchs Legend, pitched today in what he called his Greatest Day in Baseball, when during the championship game in Santo Domingo, the country's President All Stars had to beat his political rival's team, for dictatorial rule. Under armed security, Paige and his teammates narrowly escape with a win, 6-5, and their lives.
1986- In a preseason game, Royals Manager Dick Howser places Royals Hal McRae (age 39) and his son Brian McRae (age 18) play together against the Phillies in an exhibition game, making them the first father/son teammates in a Major League sanctioned game.
2003- The T-Bones baseball team mascot, Sizzle makes his first appearance.
2017- The inaugural game of the Kansas City Phantoms arena football team vs the Bloomington  Edge, at the Silverstein Eye Center Arena, with O.J. Simpson, a 5'8" a wide receiver from Missouri Western University, scoring the first Phantom TD, but KC lost 43-37.*  

March 14
1964- The Rockhurst University Hawks upsets defending champion and top-seeded Pan American University and future NBA star Lucious Jackson, 66-56 in front of 10,783 fans at Municipal Auditorium in the N.A.I.A. Men's Basketball Championship Game.  
1972- The NBA Cincinnati ROYALS Basketball team announce they are moving to Kansas City, and later are renamed the Kansas City Kings to avoid confusion with the Kansas City "Baseball" ROYALS nickname.

March 15
1937- Everette Marshall beat Lee Wykoff in a Kansas City wrestling match, in a tough one by disqualification.  In the bout, Marshall "suffered a brain concussion, 18 broken ribs, sprained ankle, pierced lung and a kidney injury", according to the Associated Press Report.  
1990- The Kansas City city council approved the International Hockey League club for Canadian businessman Russ Parker.  The team would eventually be named the Kansas City Blades Hockey team, and started play in October 1990. 

March 16
1990- Phil Hutcheson of David Lipscomb (Tenn) becomes the top scorer in collegiate basketball history in a tournament quarterfinal game in Kansas City by surpassing the scoring record of 4,045 career points, previously held by Kentucky State's Travis Grant. Hutcheson would end up with 4,106 career points and got the game ball. 
2014- The Missouri Comets beat the Baltimore Blast 6-4 and 2 of 3 games to win the MISL Championship Game.  

March 17- St. Patrick's Day
1851- Ted "Red" Sullivan was born today, who played for and managed the Kansas City Cowboys in the 1884.  He is credited with inventing the term "fan" to describe the enthusiasm of baseball followers.  He also founded the Northwest League and Texas League.
1937- The Kansas City Velodrome, a 6-day bike race is held at Municipal Auditorium. 
1953- The NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Finals Tournament begins in KC. 

March 18
1953- The NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four Championship Game is played at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City with Indiana beating Kansas 69-68. Kansas is coached by Phog Allen.
1991- Bo Jackson was released by the Kansas City Royals Baseball team, who was greatly impacted with his football hip injury.

March 19
1887- Jose "The Black Diamond" Mendez was born today. He pitched for the Kansas City Monarchs from 1920-26. He was perhaps the first Latino baseball legend. He led the Monarchs to three straight Negro National League pennants from 1923-25. While managing, he'd take the field and had a 20-4 career record with KC. Legend has it that he threw so hard that he once killed a teammate with a pitch during batting practice. He played for the KC All-Nations team from 1912-16, which included a circus-style team that included a traveling orchestra, in which he played the cornet.
1894- Bill (William) Wambsganss, second baseman was born today, later to make one of the most spectacular defensive plays in the 1920 World Series, an unassisted triple play and to end his career with the Kansas City Blues team in 1927.
1954- The NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Finals begin play at Municipal Auditorium. 
1955- The NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four Tournament Championship game is played at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City with San Francisco beating La Salle 77-63.
2007- After three buzzer-beaters and four overtimes in the NAIA Basketball Tournament semifinal game, Concordia (CA) outlasts Robert Morris (IL) 124-119 as the crowd at Municipal Auditorium in KC gives both teams a rousing, standing ovation.  It was the second longest in tournament history, and the exhausted Eagles from Concordia fell the following night to Oklahoma City for the NAIA National Championship 71-79.  

March 20
1871- Joe Iron Man McGinty was born, who later played for KC in 1894, set a record for pitching two games in the same day five times and is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. 
1928- The Kansas City Pla-mors hockey team closed their home season by beating the Winnipeg Maroons 6 to 2.
1954- The NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four Tournament Championship Game is played at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City with La Salle beating Bradley 92-76.
1964- The NCAA Men's Basketball Finals Championship begins at Municipal Auditorium. 
1976- The Kansas City Scouts hockey team price all tickets for $2.00 for a game against the California Seals at Kemper Arena, with 16,219 fans showing up, the largest crowd to see a Scouts home game. The game ended in a 2-2 tie. *
1978- KC rookie Clint Hurdle is on the cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine, calling him a can't miss prospect. 

March 21
1964- The NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four Tournament Championship game is played at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City with UCLA coached by John Wooden beats Duke 98-83.
1968- The Board of Directors selects the team name "Royals" from more than 17,000 contest entries for the new Kansas City Major League Baseball Team. 

March 22
1940- The NCAA Men's Basketball Finals Championship begins at Municipal Auditorium. 
1990- The Kansas City Comets are MISL's Bad Boys...the Comets are laying undisputed claim to the label of "bad boys" of the soccer league, as they have committed almost a thousand fouls and are 236 ahead of the next team, Cleveland.
2017- USA won the World Baseball Classic with big impact from Royals Danny Duffy and Eric Hosmer for USA.  Some other Royals played for other countries. 

March 23
1957- Kansas University and Wilt Chamberlain (MVP) lose 54-53 in three overtimes in the NCAA title game to North Carolina at Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium.
1973- Steve Busby and Doug Bird of the Royals threw a no-hitter in a Spring training game.
1978- News reports about the KC Kings Glitter Girls good at were drawing fans and as a psychological weapon against the opponents of the Kings.  
2010- Oklahoma Baptist defeats Azusa Pacific (CA) 84-83 for the NAIA basketball national championship at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.  Trailing by one in the final seconds, Azusa Pacific All American, Dominique Johnson fires a shot that falls short, with the rebound to teammate Marshall Johnson, who immediately throws up a shot. While the ball swished through the net, it is waived off as officials determine the ball was still in Johnson's hands as the buzzer went off about .3 of a second shy of winning the national title. 

March 24
1961-The NCAA Men's Basketball Finals Championship began at Municipal Auditorium.  
1991- As part of a day/night doubleheader for indoor soccer and hockey at Kemper Arena, both KC teams won with the Kansas City Comets beating Tacoma 6-3 and the Kansas City Blades beating Milwaukee 3-2. 

March 25
1961- The NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four Tournament Championship game is played at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City with Cincinnati beating Ohio State 70-65.
2014- The Missouri Mavericks beat the St. Charles Chill 8-0 to win the franchises first Governor's Cup in the Central Hockey League and Champions of the 2013-14 Regular Season with a record of 44-17 and 90 pts in the Berry Conference. 

March 26
1960- Marcus Allen is born today, Heisman Trophy winner in 1981 and running back for the Kansas City Chiefs. In 1993, his first season in KC, at the age of 33, he lead the NFL with 12 rushing touchdowns and made the Pro Bowl.
1972- The Cincinnati Royals NBA Basketball Team played their LAST game to later move to Kansas City next season and get renamed the Kansas City Kings.
1992- The Kansas City Blades beat the Muskegon Lumberjacks 4-0 to win the IHL Western Conference Regular Season Championship for the Turner Cup.  
2009- The new scoreboard is installed at Kauffman Stadium. 
2016- The Swope Park Rangers win their inaugural game vs the Portland Timbers 2-1 at Children's Mercy Park in KC. 

March 27
1933- The Kansas City Pla-Mors are the champions of the American Hockey Association by beating the St. Louis Flyers 1-0.
1987- The KC Royals trade star pitcher David Cone and Chris Jelic to the NY Mets for catcher Ed Hearn and Pitchers Rick Anderson and Mauro Gozzo. 
1997- The KC Royals release Bob Hamelin (just 3 years after winning Rookie of the Year).

March 28
1942- The NCAA Men's Final Four Basketball Tournament Championship game is played at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City with Stanford beating Dartmouth 53-38.
1948- Sam Lacey is born today, 6'10" star center for the Kansas City Kings basketball team. He is one of 5 players to have 100 blocks and 100 steals in six consecutive seasons and his number 44 was retired by the Kings.
1991- The Kansas City Comets beat the San Diego Sockers 5-4 in 2OT at Kemper Arena, which was the third longest game in Comets history at 86 min. 10 sec. 

March 29
1941- The NCAA Men's Final Four Basketball Tournament Championship game is played at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City with Wisconsin beating Washington State 39-34.
1997- The Kansas City Wizards FIRST Game as the Wizards (they started as the Wiz in 1996)
1998- The All American Red Heads Basketball team are honored at the Women's Final Four Tournament at Kemper Arena. 

March 30
1886- George Howard "Chief" Johnson was born today, major league pitcher and pitcher for the Kansas City Packers of the Federal League in 1914-15. 
1940- The NCAA Men's Final Four Basketball Tournament, Championship game played at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, with Indiana beating Kansas 60-42. Kansas is coached by Phog Allen.
1976- The LAST home game in Kansas City, for the Scouts NHL Hockey team history against the Los Angeles Kings, with the Scouts exploding for six goals in the first two periods but losing 6-8.
1991- The Kansas City Blades announce an affiliation with the San Jose Sharks of the NHL.

March 31
1968- The Kansas City Spurs made their debut having moved from Chicago, but lost 3-0 to the Toros in San Diego as part of the North American Soccer League. 
2003- The Royals beat the White Sox 3-0 to start the streak and win their first NINE games, the best start in club history. This was the first and a rare opening day game to be in March instead of April.


April 1- April Fool's Day
1957- In a spring training game, the Kansas City A's battle Pittsburgh through 18 innings to a scoreless TIE before one of the smallest crowds of only 432 paid admissions.  The game was called due to darkness and high winds. 
1962- Bill Bridges (former University of Kansas star player) of the Kansas City Steers Basketball Team scores 36 points, a single-game franchise scoring record in the playoffs as the Steers beat the Cleveland Pipers in Game 1 of the ABL Finals 126-115.
1967- Kansas City's NEW ABA basketball franchise is awarded to Denver instead, who later become the Denver Rockets.
1969- The Royals get Lou Piniella from the Seattle Pilots in a trade for Steve Whitaker and John Gelnar. 
1981- With leading scorers for the Kings, Otis Birdsong and Scott Wedman, Kansas City beat the Portland Trailblazers 98-97 in the NBA Playoffs. 
2002- The Royals first game with the new logo, instead of a big "R" under the crown, it was replaced with "KC". 

April 2
1907- Luke Appling was born today, a lifetime .310 hitter, two-time AL batting champ and Kansas City Athletics Manager in 1967.
1970- Five inches of snow at Municipal Stadium postponed the exhibition game between the St. Louis Cardinals vs the Kansas City Royals.  
1988- The Men's NCAA Final Four Championship began at Kemper Arena.  
2007- The Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat is started in Kauffman Stadium to honor Buck O'Neil. the first person to sit in the seat was Buck's brother, Warren.

April 3
1921- Jack Johnson, former heavy weight boxing champ plays in a movie titled "As the World Rolls On" and helps the Kansas City Monarchs to victory in the movie.  
1996- The Kansas City Royals make a triple play in the 6th inning against the Baltimore Orioles today, but lose 7-1.
1999- Let's Play Two, Kansas City Soccer team say...the Kansas City Wizards (outdoor soccer) and Kansas City Attack (indoor soccer) rescheduled their games, which were initially at identical start times, to give fans the ability to see both games today.
2008-The Kansas City Royals beat the Tigers 4-1 at Detroit and completed a season-opening three-game sweep.  It was the first time the Royals started the year with a sweep on the road since 1977. 
2016- Kendrys Morales of the Royals won the AL DH Silver Slugger Award.  On the same day, "Relay the Way" a benefit for KC Urban Youth Academy had the longest opening day first pitch with fans throwing the same ball in a relay pitch from Union Station all the way to Kauffman Stadium. *  

April 4
1888- Tris Speaker was born today. A Hall of Famer and part of a group that purchased the Kansas City Blues in 1933 from the Muehelbach estate.
1939- Bill Bridges was born today. He was a 6'6" forward at Kansas University, played for the Kansas City Steers Basketball team '61-63, led the league in rebounding, he later joined the NBA.
1976- The Scouts lost, 5-2 to Vancouver, the LAST game played by the Kansas City Scouts NHL Hockey team, with Craig Patrick scoring the last Scouts goal.
1979- The KC Kings basketball team defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in overtime to clinch the Midwest Division Title.
1980- Scott Wedman and Otis Birdsong were the leading scorers for the Kansas City Kings who beat the Phoenix Suns 106-96 in the opening round NBA playoffs at Kemper Arena. 
1988- Kansas and Big 8 rival Oklahoma play to a 50-50 halftime tie, with Danny Manning (MVP) of the Jayhawks leading his team to victory 83-79 in the NCAA Basketball Tournament win at Kansas City's Kemper Arena.  On the SAME day, it was the First Greater Kansas City Day, and opening day for the Royals, who lost to Toronto Blue Jays 3-5 with Blue Jays George Bell slugging 3 homers off Royals pitcher Brett Saberhagen.

April 5
1968- Kansas City gives a big welcome to the newest team, the Kansas City Spurs. 
1969- The Royals make debut at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, but lose 1-0 to St. Louis in an exhibition game.
1981- The Kansas City Kings beat the Portland Trailblazers 104-95 in the 2 games to 1 in the Western Conference First Round NBA Playoffs. Leading scorers for the Kings were Reggie King, Otis Birdsong and Scott Wedman. 
1996- The Royals mascot, Sluggerr was born today (made his FIRST appearance) *
2004- With the White Sox up 7-3 in the bottom of the 9th, the Royals pulled off a miracle, with Mendy Lopez hitting a game-tying 3-run homer. Carlos Beltran capped the rally with a game-winning two run shot into the fountains for the crowd and give the Royals a 9-7 win on Opening Day. * 
 

April 6
1956-TY Baird dissolved the operations of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team, showing a profit of $20,150.57. He sold the team to Ted Rasberry for an undisclosed sum. 
1973-Ed Kirkpatrick is the Royals first designated hitter, who went 0 for 3 in a loss to the Angels.  
1974- The Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 23-6 with John Mayberry of KC going 3 for 5, and 5 RBI's.

April 7
1968- The Kansas City Blues Hockey team beats Memphis in game 3, 4-0 and 3 games to none to win the series quarterfinals. This game was originally scheduled in Memphis on April 4th but was postponed due to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.  On the same day, the new Major league pro soccer team, the Kansas City Spurs of the North American Soccer League was scheduled to make their debut at Municipal Stadium vs the St. Louis Stars.  However that game and the April 10th match vs Detroit were postponed due to Martin Luther Kings assassination three days earlier because of security concerns.  Both games were rescheduled later.  
1969- The Royals set an American League RECORD at the time, with 6,805 season tickets sold.
1995- New GRASS field replaces the artificial turf at Royals Stadium. *
1997- The debut of the Royals off season renovations, with the new Crown Club, Dugout suites and lower level seat replacement. The numbers of George Brett (5) Dick Howser (10) and Frank White (20) are officially retired and permanently displayed at the bottom of the Kauffman Stadium scoreboard and beat the Orioles in the home opener 6-5. *
2000- the Royal Pavilion and completed seat replacement makes a debut at Kauffman Stadium. *

April 8
1946- Jim "Catfish" Hunter was born today. He was a pitcher for the Kansas City Athletics in 1965-67, and represented KC in the 1966-67 All Star game. He is in the MLB Hall of Fame.
1969- The expansion team, Kansas City Royals FIRST game ever, Lou Piniella leads off the game and gets the FIRST hit in franchise history. The Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 in 12 innings off a Joe Keough single. Pitcher Moe Drabowsky got the first win in Royals history. (He also pitched for the KC A's) Another former KC A's pitcher, Dave Wickersham, got the first Royals save.
1981- The Kansas City Kings beat the Phoenix Suns 88-83 in the NBA semi finals with leading King scorers Scott Wedman, Reggie King and Ernie Grunfield. 
1983- The Royals Home Opener against the Milwaukee Brewers played in Kansas City is SNOWED OUT.
1991- The NEW Jumbotron is added to Kauffman Stadium. *
2008- The NEW CrownVision scoreboard makes its debut at Kauffman Stadium.  It is 84 ft wide by 105 ft tall, the largest high definition LED display in the world at the time.  The Royals beat the Yankees 5-2.  *

April 9
1962- The Kansas City Steers Basketball Team lose to Cleveland 106-102 in game 5 to lose the series 3-2 games.
1963- The Kansas City A's playing the Yankees at Municipal Stadium with sheep on the hill made the news in LIFE Magazine.  The first pitch was made by a little boy with Harry Truman and H. Roe Bartle at his side. 
1969- The Kansas City Royals make it two wins in a row by winning in 17 innings over Minnesota.
1993- The Kansas City Blades win a record 11 straight games.
2000- The Twins beat the Royals 13-7, as BOTH teams each hit THREE consecutive home runs in the same game for the first time in MLB history, and it took place at Kauffman Stadium. Royals to go back to back to back are: Carlos Beltran, Jermaine Dye and Mike Sweeney in the 8th inning. The Royals hit six homers in the game. 
2014- Yordano Ventura, rookie pitcher of the Royals threw the fastest pitch recorded at the time at 102.90 mph during a regular season game. 

April 10
1934- The Kansas City Greyhounds won their American League Hockey Association championship by defeating the St. Louis Flyers, 3-1 for a third straight victory.
1966- Neil Smith was born today, a star defensive end and 5 time Pro Bowl, for the KC Chiefs from 1988-96. On the same day, a downtown hotel, The Kansas City Hotel caught fire and wrestlers Bob Brown and Paul Vachon were instrumental in helping about 100 residents evacuate.  
1973- The FIRST game played at Royals Stadium, with 39,464 fans watching the Royals beating the Texas Rangers 12-1 on a 39 degree day! John Mayberry hits the FIRST Royals home run in the new stadium. Whitey Herzog, later a skipper of the Royals was the skipper of the Rangers.
1977- Kansas City's Tom Watson wins the Masters Golf Tournament.
1981- The Kansas City Kings beat Phoenix 93-92 at Kemper Arena in the NBA semi final playoffs. 
2000- The Royals have a walk off home run in three consecutive games beginning today, ties a MLB record.
2005- The Kansas City Outlaws Hockey team play their LAST game, lasting just one season, with an 8-1 win over the Ft. Wayne Komets.
2009- The 'New K" opens, with a $250 million renovation complete, but KC lost to the Yankees 1-4. 

April 11
1955- Snow covered the ground of Municipal Stadium on the day before the debut of the Kansas City A's in MLB. 
1964- Bret Saberhagen was born today, a star pitcher for the KC Royals from 1984-91.
1967- Miss America Debbie Bryant threw out the first pitch with Catfish Hunter at the A's opening game.   At that game the A's create an opening furor by wearing white baseball shoes. 
1977-John Mayberry of the Royals drove in the winning run in the 13th inning for a 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees in the home opener at Royals Stadium in front of a crowd of 39,460.
2000- The Royals have a walk off home run from catcher Brian Johnson to beat the Orioles 7-5.

April 12
1944- Mike Garrett was born today, star running back for the KC Chiefs, 1966-70 and 1965 Heisman Trophy winner, Chiefs Hall of Fame
1955- The Kansas City Athletics FIRST game at Municipal Stadium, with 32,844 in attendance, and at the time, the LARGEST crowd to witness a sporting event in Kansas City. Former President Harry S Truman threw out the first pitch! The A's beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2. Bill Wilson of the A's hits the very FIRST home run by a KC A's member in Kansas City.
1965-Warren Hearnes, the governor from Missouri (and Democrat) presented Charlie O the mule to A's owner Charlie Finley, who rode his namesake around the field to the fans amusement.  The A's lost this home opener 6-2 to the Tigers. 
1981- Kansas City's Tom Watson wins the Masters Golf Tournament. On the same day, the Kansas City Kings beat Phoenix 102-95 at Kemper Arena in the NBA semi final playoffs. 
1991- The Kansas City Comets beat the Wichita Wings 6-0 at Kemper Arena in the game 1 of the Eastern Division semi-finals, and only one of only two shut outs the Comets had in their 10 year history.   
2000- the Royals have a walk off home run from shortstop Rey Sanchez in the 9th inning to beat the Orioles 7-6 .
2002- The Kansas City Knights beat the Southern California Surf 118-113, their 24th straight win, and become Champions of the ABA Basketball League.
2003- The Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 to start the season at 9-0, lead by Manager Tony Pena.  They won 16 of their first 19 games. 
2015- Royals rookie outfielder Paulo Orlando tripled twice and became the first player since 1900 to begin his career with three triples, helping the Royals beat the Angels 9-2 and sweep the three game series in California. 

April 13
1954- Making his MLB debut, second baseman Curt Roberts becomes the first black player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the former KC Monarch was signed by Branch Rickey.
1969- Mike Fiore hits the FIRST Home Run in Royals history at Oakland.
1996- The Kansas City Wiz MLS Soccer team FIRST game, at Arrowhead Stadium to beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 before a crowd of 21,141.  "Digital" Takawira scored the very first and third goals for the Wiz. *
2013- FC Kansas City played the inaugural game of the National Women's Soccer League at Shawnee Mission North Stadium, for a crowd of 6,784, with Renae Cueller of KC scoring the first goal in league history, and FC KC tied Portland FC 1-1.

April 14
1941- Time Magazine wrote: Last year (1940), these Keystone Kids (Jerry Priddy and Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto) led Kansas City Blues Baseball Team to its second consecutive pennant and set a new league record for double plays, 130. Both are extraordinary hitters and fielders. (Phil Rizzuto was the 1940 Minor League Player of the Year, and the Yankees called him up from Kansas City in 1941).
1968- Professional soccer first arrives in Kansas City with the Spurs and a mascot named "Cowboy Joe" and their first game played at Municipal Stadium.  The Spurs tied the Houston Stars in a 1-1 draw for a crowd of 4,397. 
1976-The KC Scouts played the Washington Capitals in exhibition hockey games in Sapporo Japan but lost the series 3-1 games. 
1985- The LAST game of the Kansas City Kings NBA Basketball team, a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.  Eddie Johnson scored the last basket, a free throw in the KC Kings history.  The Kings later moved to Sacramento.
1990-Royals Hall of Famer Bret Saberhagen gets the win and Mark Davis records a save, as Kansas City defeats Toronto, 3-1, at Royals Stadium. It is the first time in history both reigning Cy Young Award winners figure in a decision as teammates.
1991- The Kansas City Comets beat the Wichita Wings 9-8 in game 2 of the Eastern Division best of 3 game series.  On the way home from Wichita, the Comets bus broke down on the Kansas Turnpike, with players hitching rides from various Comets fans. 
2016- Salvador Perez of the Royals gets his Silver Slugger Award.  

April 15- Federal Tax Due Date
1947- Jackie Robinson, formerly with the Kansas City Monarchs broke the color barrier today, with his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers in a MLB game against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.  Each year MLB players wear #42 on this day in honor of Jackie Robinson. 
1952- An opening day parade lead by the Blues Queen was held on before the Kansas City Blues game at home. 
1959- Pitcher Bob Grim of the KC A's hit a third-inning GRAND SLAM to help the A's get their first win of the season,10-8 over the Chicago White Sox.
1963- Lamar Hunt was greeted by a group a Municipal Airport to find a total of 15,182 season tickets has been sold for the new AFL team, then an AFL record number of tickets, and 52 companies had bought 50 season tickets each! The cost of a season ticket for the new team (later to be named the CHIEFS) was $42. 
1964-The KC A's beat Cleveland 7-3 at Municipal Stadium on Ladies Night.  
1994- The Kansas City Royals beat the Indians in the FIRST Game played at the new Jacobs Field in Cleveland 2-1.
2017-UFC Fight Night (martial arts) made its first appearance in Kansas City, at the Sprint Center, which included a local, Tim Elliott from Lee's Summit in the flyweight bout vs Louis Smolka. 

April 16
1914- The Home Opener and very first game of the Kansas City Packers, against the Chicago Whales at Gordon & Koppel Field at 47th & Tracy, Kansas City, MO.  There was a customary motor car parade that included the players before the game that went from City Hall to the Field. The Packers lost 2-3 before a crowd of 7,977. 
1988- George Brett of the Royals hits his LONGEST home run at Tiger Stadium, estimated at 450 feet. Only the 22nd ever homer to clear the Tiger Stadium roof.

April 17
1947- Kansas City Captures Title....the Kansas City Pla-Mors trounced the Omaha Knights 5-2 in the fifth game of the best of seven series to win the series 4-1 and win the United State Hockey League Championship.
1965-Charley Finley rides Charley O the Mule into the Americana Hotel in New York City before the series began between the A's and Yankees. 
1968- The Royals paid a check of $100,000 to the American League as their membership fee. 
1999- At the Blades game in Kansas City, 269 fans with missing teeth received free admission as part of "Toothless Night" promotion.  
2010- The Kansas City Spartans Women's Football Team play their FIRST game and lose to the Iowa Thunder 8-22.

April 18
1992- The Kansas City Blades beat the Salt Lake Golden Eagles 6-3 to give the Blades a 4-1 win in the best of seven series to win the Turner Cup.
2000- David Glass buys the KC Royals for $96 million.

April 19
1888- The Kansas City Blues baseball team beats the Cincinnati Red Stockings 10-4.
1900- The FIRST American League game was played in Kansas City between the Blues and the Minneapolis Millers, with the Millers winning 9-8.
1939- A LOW attendance record was set in Columbus, when only 39 paid customers saw the Kansas City Blues beat the Red Birds 5-3 in near-freezing weather.
1967- The Kansas City Blues Hockey team signed a lease for the American Royal Arena, bringing back Professional hockey back to the city after a 16 year absence.
1977- The Kansas City Blues Hockey teams beats Ft Worth 4-3 in game 6 of the series to win the series 4-2 games of the Adams Cup Semi-Finals.
1981- The Kansas City Kings beat the Phoenix Suns 95-88 and win the Western Conference Semifinals NBA Playoff series 4-3 games. Leading scorers for the Kings were Ernie Grunfield, Reggie King, Scott Wedman and Sam Lacey. 
1984- Bret Saberhagen, was starting pitcher for the Royals today, becoming the youngest pitcher to start a game for the team at the age of 20 years and 8 days.  He allowed one run in 6 innings at Detroit for a Royals win 6-1.
1985-The Kansas City Comets  beat the St. Louis Steamers 4-3 at Kemper Arena to win the wildcard best of 3 playoff game series.  
2013- The scheduled game of the KC Royals vs. the Red Sox in Boston is postponed due to a lockdown in the City of Boston following the police manhunt of the Boston Marathon bombers.

April 20
1983- George Brett hits 3 home runs and 7 RBI's in the game at Detroit to help KC win 8-7, with Quisenberry getting the win in relief. 
1993- The Chiefs trade a first round pick to the San Francisco 49'ers to acquire legendary quarterback Joe Montana from the San Francisco 49ers.
1996- The movie "Soul of the Game" is released that included a story about Satchel Paige of the Monarchs. 
2013- The first MLB game is played in Boston following the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15th (Jackie Robinson Day), between the KC Royals at the Red Sox, also the 101st anniversary of the opening of Fenway Park.  The Royals and Red Sox wear a special commemorative patch, "Boston Strong", with the Boston winning 4-3 on an emotional day.

April 21
1898- Steve Owen, Native American was born today. A pro football Hall of Famer, 250 lb. offensive tackle for the NFL Football team, Kansas City Blues in 1924 and Kansas City Cowboys in 1925. "Stout Steve" earned $50 per game for the KC Cowboys.
1968- The Kansas City Spurs beat the Chicago Mustangs 5-2 at Municipal Stadium, in their first win in team history. 
2013- Matt Kenseth wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kansas Speedway today. 

April 22- Earth Day
1897- The first game of the season for the Kansas City Blues vs the St. Paul Saints of the Western League.
1903 The Kansas City Blues beat the Minneapolis Millers in the first game ever played at Association Park, at 19th & Olive, Kansas City, MO.   
1959- Bad day for the KC A's as they lost to the Chicago White Sox 20-6. The White Sox scored 11 runs in ONE inning on just one hit.
1981- The Kansas City Kings beat the Houston Rockets 88-79 at Kemper Arena in the NBA Conference finals with leading scorers Reggie King, Scott Wedman and John Lambert.
2012- Denny Hamlin wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kansas Speedway today.  

April 23
1910- Charles Chiles of the Kansas City Royal Giants threw a no-hitter in a 15-0 win over the Arkansas Travelers in Kansas City, MO. 
1914- The FIRST road game of the Kansas City Packers baseball team, losing to the Chicago Whales, which was also the FIRST game in Weeghman Park, later known as Wrigley Field! Packers starting pitcher that day was George "Chief" Johnson, but was removed after 2 innings with an injunction from his former team the Cincinnati Reds.
1930- The Kansas City Monarchs hit TEN home runs to win 18-0 over a Crescent, OK team.
1955- At KC's Municipal Stadium, the White Sox tie a modern MLB record for most runs scored by a single team in a game, beating the KC A's 29-6. The game featured 16- year old pitcher, Jim Derrington for the White Sox.
1969- Jerry Adair hits the FIRST inside-the-park home run for the Royals off (later a Royals pitcher) Marty Pattin of the Seattle Pilots.

April 24
1888- Andy Cooper is born, who later played with the KC Monarchs and is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. 
1956- At Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, Frank Umont becomes the FIRST umpire to wear glasses during a regular season game and is heckled by A's fans.
1965- Frank Umont was the first MLB umpire to wear glasses at a game, and was heckled by KC A's fans. 
2003- Chris George pitches six strong innings, Mike Sweeney homers in a win over the Twins and makes the Royals 16-3, 5.5 games up in first place.

April 25
1932- Meadow "Meadowlark" Lemon was born today. His first year of pro basketball was in 1953 with the Kansas City Stars before signing with the famous Harlem Globetrotters.
1939- On Opening Day, center fielder, Vince DiMaggio of the Kansas City Blues (as a farm team of the Yankees) homers on the first pitch he saw, helping to beat Louisville 8-2 for a near capacity crowd of 14,502 in Ruppert Stadium.
1943- On Easter Day, which was opening day, Kansas City Monarch, Buck O'Neil doubled in his first at bat, then singled, then homered, and on his fourth at bat, hit the ball to the fence and raced around the bases fast enough that the 3rd base coach waived him home, but Buck stopped at third, as he wanted to "hit for the cycle"! Later that day Buck met Ora, and they were married for 51 years.
1961- The most runs scored by a Kansas City A's team (20 runs) happened today against the Minnesota Twins.
1968- Free agent Gerald Lyscio becomes the FIRST player to sign with the Royals.
2001- Men's USA Soccer match at Arrowhead with USA winning over Costa Rica in a World Cup Qualifier match 1-0, with later a Wizard Josh Wolff getting the only goal. *
2010- Joakim Soria got his 94th career save and set the record for most saves by a Mexican-born pitcher, surpassing Aurello Lopez, whose big league career began in KC. 
2013- The KC Chiefs get the first overall pick in the NFL Draft and pick Eric Fisher, OT from Central Michigan. 

April 26
1947- Amos Otis, outfielder for the Kansas City Royals is born, who played for KC from 1970-83, 5x All Star, 3x Gold Glove, Royals Hall of Fame.
1977- The Kansas City Blues Hockey team beat Tulsa 5-4 in overtime in game 4 of the series and win the series 4-0 games and wins the Adams Cup!
1983- The Kansas City Chiefs pick Todd Blackledge in the first round of the NFL draft. They pass up future stars as Jim Kelly and Dan Marino to pick Blackledge.
1990--The newest team in the International Hockey League owned by Calgary businessman Russ Parker, announced their name, logo and colors. The team would be called the Kansas City Blades (via a name-the-team contest), and their colors would be red, black and silver.
1995- New grass is unveiled on Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium, with the Royals beating the Orioles 5-1. *

April 27
1973- At the age of 22, Steve Busby pitches the FIRST no hitter in Royals history, beating the Detroit Tigers 3-0 in Tiger Stadium in just his 10th career major league appearance. Steve would throw 6 innings of no-hit baseball in his next game after this one. 

April 28
1930- The FIRST night baseball game, with the Kansas City Monarchs portable lighting system in a game in Enid, OK against Phillips University.  The Monarchs won 12-4 for a crowd of 3,000. 
1974- Evil Knievel jumped over ten Mack trucks at the KC International Speedway. 

April 29
1929- Satchel Paige throws 17 strikeouts in a game for the Kansas City Monarchs against the Cuban Stars, which exceeded what was then a major league record 16.   
1955- The LARGEST crowd in Kansas City A's history, 33,271 saw a night game against the New York Yankees.
1967- At Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, Bert Campaneris hits THREE TRIPLES, but the A's lose to the Indians 9-8 in ten innings.
1981- The Kansas City Kings advance to the Western Conference Finals of the NBA, but lose to the Houston Rockets 4 games to 1.
1990- Jeff Montgomery of the Royals pitches an "Immaculate Inning", striking out 3 batters on 9 consecutive pitches in one inning against the following Texas Rangers: Pete Incaviglia, Geno Petralli and Thad Bosley. 
1995- Jon Nunnally of the Kansas City Royals hits a home run in his FIRST MLB at bat. He is the 70th person to do this in MLB.
1997- Kansas City Royal Chili Davis is 75th to hit 300 home runs.
2006- The Kansas City Royals had bases loaded against the Oakland A's in the bottom of the 1st, Reggie Sanders of the Royals belted a grand slam with no one out, but lost it due rain in the bottom of the third. 

April 30
1960- Bob Cerv of the KC A's beat Frank Robinson in the Home Run Derby TV Show 8-7 and won $2,000. 
1993-A crowd of 12,134 saw KC's first indoor soccer title game with a Kansas City Attack 19-7 victory over Cleveland in game 5 of the NPSL Championship Series at Kemper Arena. The Attack won the series 3-2 games. 
2009- The Kansas City Royals make 6 double plays in a game vs. Toronto at KC, and tie an American League record. At the same game, John Buck hits 2 triples for the Royals. 


May 1
1901- Nick Altrock of the Minneapolis Millers hits the Bull Durham Tobacco sign with a batted ball at Kansas City's Association Park and gets a $50 bonus from the Tobacco Company.
1920- Ad in Kansas City Sun Newspaper: Baseball, May 2nd, Association Park- Two Games, KC Monarchs vs Wilson Packers- Winners of Packers League. First game called at 1:30 pm.  Bleachers 30 cents- tax paid, Grand Stand 60 cents- tax paid.
1954-The KC Monarchs just 12 miles south of Augusta, GA smelled something burning. They had just played the Indianapolis Clowns, enroute to Miami. The Monarchs bus was overloaded with Clowns players as their bus had broken down.  The luggage compartment burst into flames and the players lost their clothes, gloves, money and a lot of memories.   
1991- The Kansas City Comets beat the Cleveland Crunch 8-6 in game 6 of the Eastern Division best of 7 game series. 


May 2
1915- John Donaldson, pitcher for the barnstorming Kansas City All-Nations team, tossed a no-hitter on this date and another no-hitter a few days later on May 23rd, which he also recorded 44 strikeouts between the two games!
1965-The KC A's beat the Angels 9-5 at Municipal Stadium on "Rabbit Day". 
1969- Dick Drago pitched the Royals FIRST complete game, also his FIRST major league START, winning 3-2 against the Angels, and the clubs FIRST doubleheader SWEEP.
1996- The Kansas City Wiz beat the Columbus Crew at Arrowhead Stadium in a high scoring match, 6-4. That doubled the goal total of the previous high-scoring Major League Soccer game. *
2013- The Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays game is postponed due to rain and snow. *

May 3
1974- George Brett is called up from Omaha to play for the Kansas City Royals.
1985- The Kansas City Royals make a triple play in the 6th inning against the New York Yankees, but lose 1-7.
2017- Nate Karns, Royals pitcher strikes out four White Sox players in the 6th inning, while only giving up 1 hit in 6 innings to help the Royals beat Chicago at Kauffman Stadium 6-1. 

May 4
1969- Bob Oliver is the FIRST Royals player to have a six-hit game in a contest against the California Angels with four singles, a double and a homer, with the KC winning 15-1.

May 5
1926- Bob Cerv was born today. He played for the Kansas City Athletics from 1957-60, beat out Ted Williams in the 1958 All Star Game, and participated in the TV show, Home Run Derby where he defeated Frank Robinson of the Reds in 1960. He later was traded to the NY Yankees.  He also played for the KC Blues.  He set the KC MLB HR record of 38 in 1958. 
1930- As a rookie, John Markham of the Kansas City Monarchs threw night baseball's first perfect game in an 8-0 win over the Waco Cardinals at Katy Park in Waco, TX. 
1981- The Kansas City Comets indoor soccer team was born, with owner Dr. David Schoenstadt introducing Tracey and Tim Leiweke to run the team, and the Comets name picked for it represents something going forward quickly. 

May 6
1914- The Grand League of the American Horseshoe Pitchers Association (GLAHPA) is founded in Kansas City, KS.
1928- KC Star headlines: "The Kansas City Blues Capture the Hickey Cup Before 14,150 Fans at Muehlbach Field". (The Hickey Cup was the American Association award for the largest opening day crowd in those days, named after the Association President)
1969- Bob Taylor of the KC Royals hits the FIRST pinch-hit home run in club history in Detroit.
1972- John Mayberry of the Royals is included in 6 double plays in a single 9 inning game, tied with others for AL record for the most by a first baseman.
1981- Kansas City a 4-Sport Town...the Kansas City Comets of the Major Indoor Soccer League will join the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Kings as the city's fourth major league sports franchise when they begin play in December at Kemper Arena.
1995- In the longest game in team history, the Kansas City Blades beat the Peoria Rivermen 4-3 in double overtime to win the series 4 games to 1.  Claudio Scremin had two goals for the Blades.  

May 7
1929- Satchel Paige of the KC Monarchs throws 18 strikeouts against the Nashville Elite Giants, a number that was tied in the white majors by Bob Feller in 1938.
1938- "Lawrin" a long shot horse from Kansas City wins the Kentucky Derby.  
1957- Vic Power becomes the first modern MLB player to hit both a lead off and walk off home run in the same game, to help the KC A's beat the Orioles 3-2. 
1960-Bob Cerv of the KC A's lost to Bob Allison of the Senators in the HR Derby TV show 3-2. 
1980-The Royals set a club record with nine consecutive hits (seven singles and two doubles -- all after the first two batters made out) in the fourth inning of a 8-4 win at Comiskey Park in Chicago.
2000- The Glass Family becomes the new owners of the KC Royals. 

May 8
1901- Norman Thomas "Turkey" Stearns was born today. A star center fielder for the Kansas City Monarchs. He got his nickname from his unusual running style. He has a lifetime .350 batting average, 183 homers in the Negro Leagues, the all-time Negro League record. He is in the MLB Hall of Fame.
1939-First baseman, Johnny Sturm of the Kansas City Blues baseball team, went 6 for 6, with 4 singles and 2 doubles in an 11-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
1974- George Brett of the Royals gets his first home run, helping the Royals to get their third straight win.
1976- George Brett had 3 or more hits in six consecutive games starting today through May 13th.   

May 9
1900- John Ganzel and William Coughlin of the Kansas City Cowboys, EACH batted eight times in a nine inning game.

May 10
2014- Jeff Gordon wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kansas Speedway today. 

May 11
1911- Homer Smoot of the Kansas City Blues made six hits in six trips to the plate against St. Paul.
1936- Newt Allen had 3 hits and 3 RBI's to help the Kansas City Monarchs to a 3-0 win at Pampa, TX. 
1955- the Kansas City A's surrender pitcher Sonny Dixon and cash for Johnny Sain and Enos "Country" Slaughter from the New York Yankees.
1982- Hal McRae of the Royals goes 3 for 4, with 5 RBI's to help KC beat the Brewers in KC, 17-3.
1997- On Mothers Day, the Kansas City Attack beat the Cleveland Crunch 15-12 at Kemper Arena in game 5 of the NPSL Finals to become the first franchise in KC sports history to win two championships in the same league. Attack goal keeper Warren Westcoat was named the series MVP. 

May 12
1925- Yogi Berra was born today. A Hall of Famer for the New York Yankees, and while he never played for the Yankees farm team, the Kansas City Blues, he was reserved on the Kansas City Blues roster for two years, 1944-45, while he performed his military service during World War II.
1965- Charlie O the Mule was not allowed inside Comisky Park by the White Sox GM.  Charley Finley hired six pretty models to pick signs: White Sox Unfair to Missouri Mule, with a band playing tunes such as Mule Train.  
1976- Tom Poquette of the Royals goes 3 for 6 with 4 RBI's to help KC beat the Twins in KC, 17-5.
1978- With one on, Amos Otis of the Royals hits a walk-off inside-the-park home run to help KC beat the Yankees 4-3. 
1992- the Kansas City Blades beat the Muskegon Lumberjacks 5-3 to complete a four-game sweep in the International Hockey League Championship and win the Turner Cup. The Blades season record was 56-22-4, giving them the best record in league history.
1996- Chris Stynes becomes the FIRST Royals player to record 3 stolen bases in 1 inning vs. Seattle, stealing second, third and home against Seattle at Kauffman Stadium.  

May 13
1937- Joe Kuhel of the Kansas City Blues hit THREE TRIPLES in one game to break some records at the time.
1963- Kansas City A's catcher, Rene Lachemann hit a home run in his first major league at bat against the Chicago White Sox. He later managed at Seattle, Milwaukee and Florida.
1965- Kansas City A's pitcher, Jim "Catfish" Hunter made his major league debut against the Chicago White Sox losing the decision, giving up 3 hits in two innings of work.
1976-George Brett collects three hits for a sixth consecutive game breaking a record set by fellow Hall of Famer Rod Carew. The Royals defeat Chicago 13-2 at Royals Stadium. 
1988- The Kansas City Comets beat the Sockers 7-6 in OT, on Friday the 13th to win the Western Division final best of seven game playoff series. 
1993- Kansas City Royals George Brett hits his 300th Home Run.
2010- Ned Yost is named the Manager of the Royals. 

May 14
1878- J.L. Wilkinson (James Leslie) was born today. He became owner of the Kansas City Monarchs Baseball team and one of the most influential white men in black baseball. He also helped start night baseball by buying a portable lighting system and playing games at night before MLB. He was elected to the MLB hall of fame in 2006.
1917- Robert, Bob Thurman was born today. As pitcher and outfielder, he played with the Kansas City Monarchs from 1946-49 with a career .351 batting average. Later he was a scout for the KC Royals.
1937- Dick Howser is born today. Sporting News Rookie of the Year for the Kansas City A's in 1961 and Kansas City Royals Manager to win the 1985 World Series.
1963-The Dallas Texans announce they are moving to Kansas City, and the team will be renamed the Chiefs.    
1971- Bob Oliver of the Royals is involved in 6 double plays in one 9 inning game, tied with others for first basemen, an AL record.
1977- Jim Colborn faces only 28 batters, pitches the third no hitter in Royals team history, and first no hitter in Kansas City, shutting out the Texas Rangers 6-0.
1994- George Brett's number 5 is retired and he is inducted into Royals Hall of Fame. The SAME day the Royals record a triple play against the Oakland A's.

May 15
1953- Hall of Famer for the Kansas City Royals, George Brett is born today, who played for the Royals from 1973-93.

May 16
1914- American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City.
1927- Carl Hubbell, the screwball throwing lefthander (and later a Hall of Famer) pitched in relief for the Kansas City Blues today and May 15th.
1937- Hilton Smith of the KC Monarchs throws a 4-0 no hitter against the Chicago American Giants at Muehlebach Field.
1998- Digital Takawira of the KC Wizards scores a hat trick in a nine-minute span in a 3-1 win at New England. 
2001- Joe Randa hit a game winning Grand Slam home run, on the anniversary of his Mother's death, to help the Royals beat Tampa Bay 9-5.

May 17
1903- James Thomas Nichols was born today, later known as "Cool Papa Bell" who became a famous center fielder and hitter for the Kansas City Monarchs in 1932-34. He was considered one of the fastest men to ever play the game, and had a lifetime batting average of .337. Satchel Paige described his speed as he could hit the ball up the middle and get hit by the ball as he slides into second base, he could run from first to third on a bunt, score from second on a sacrifice fly and steal two bases on one pitch. He stole 175 bases out of 200 games one year and could run around the bases in 12 seconds.
1954- James Gilmore, pitcher for the Kansas City Monarchs threw a no-hitter against the Memphis Red Sox, striking out 17 batters for a 4-0 victory.
 

May 18
1951- Dennis Leonard was born today, pitching star of the Kansas City Royals from 1974-86, who has three 20 game win seasons, Royals Hall of Fame.
2014- Alex Gordon hits two three run home runs for 6 RBI's to help the Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles in Kansas City by 8-6. On the same day, Sporting KC home grown defender, Erik Palmer-Brown on his 17th birthday, made his MLS debut becoming the youngest player in MLS history to start a match at defender.  

May 19
1888- The Kansas City Blues baseball team beats the St. Louis Browns 1-0.
1901- Newt Allen is born today. He attended Lincoln High School in KC, later a star Second baseman for the Kansas City Monarchs player, who batted .330 in 1929 with 24 doubles and 23 stolen bases and he considered his best personal achievement an unassisted triple play. He also played for the All Nations and Kansas City Tigers baseball teams.
1972-Royals Hall of Fame pitcher Paul Splittorff collects three singles among the Royals 20 hit barrage in a 16-1 win at Municipal Stadium against Oakland. He also throws a complete game six-hitter.
1990- Bo Jackson of the Royals breaks his bat over his knee after striking out at Yankee Stadium.

May 20
1914- The Kansas City Packers had a triple play in the 10th inning against the Baltimore Terrapins today.


May 21
1979- It was Halter Top Day at the Royals game, with the Royals beating the Twins 5-1. 
1980- Larry Gura of the Royals pitches 13 innings, but KC lost to the A's 2-4 in 14 innings. 
2003- The KC Royals hit six home runs in a 14-5 win at Seattle, with homers from Carlos Beltran twice, Michael Tucker, Joe Randa, Raul Ibanez and Angel Berroa.



May 22
1922-J.L. Wilkinson incorporated his franchise, naming it the "Kansas City Monarchs Baseball and Amusement Company" and issued 200 shares of stock.
1949- The Kansas City Monarchs open the season against the Philadelphia Stars, with a record crowd of 17,248 seeing the Monarchs win 4-3. The Monarchs were managed by Buck O'Neil. That year, veteran umpires would make $15.08 per game while rookie umps made only $7.52 per game.
1955- Workhorse Ricky Maroto (from Cuba) pitched a 5 hitter for the Kansas City Monarchs in game one of a double-header for the win, only to return in the second game and pitched the final seven innings. Three weeks later, he repeated this performance of winning both games of a double-header. He earned a salary of $500 per month. He went to the East-West All Star game twice for the Monarchs.
1961- Don Larsen, Kansas City A's pitcher, hits an eighth inning pinch hit home run off the Detroit Tigers.
1963- Lamar Hunt announced the Dallas Texans Football Team franchise would MOVE to Kansas City.  Kansas City Star Newspaper headlines: "TEXANS WILL MOVE HERE". On the SAME day, former Kansas City Blues player, Mickey Mantle of the Yankees hits a homer at Yankee Stadium off of Kansas City A's pitcher Bill Fischer, that was estimated by some that would have gone 620 feet if not hitting a facade and caromed back onto the field. The homer wins the game in the bottom of the tenth.
1991- In the bottom of the 1st, the Royals had runners on first and second with one out, Danny Tartabull of KC hit an infield fly to third. When the Mariners third baseman dropped the ball, Brian McRae took off from first and PASSED up Royals Kirk Gibson at second. McRae was called out, but the Royals still won 3-1. 
2004- 20 year old Zack Greinke makes his MLB debut with the KC Royals in Oakland. He gave up only 2 runs in 5 innings despite having to wait outside the clubhouse before the game while a tardy club official finished paperwork to add him to the roster.

May 23
1915- John Donaldson, pitcher for the Kansas City All-Nations team, threw 25 strike outs today at a Kansas City, KS game. 
1993- Ewing Kauffman is inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame.
1999- At a World Wrestling match at Kemper Arena, pro wrestler Owen Hart dies in a fall from the rafters after trying to descend while in his super hero gimmick of the Blue Blazer.

May 24
1991- Hal McRae is named Manager of the Kansas City Royals.
2003- The Kansas City Royals only had three hits but still beat the A's 3-1 in Oakland.

May 25
1921- Rube Currie, a former Lincoln High School student, threw the FIRST NO-HITTER for the Kansas City Monarchs in club history, for an 8-0 victory over the Columbus Buckeyes.
1942- The Kansas City Monarchs (lead by Satchel Paige) beat the Dizzy Dean All Star Team (Major Leaguers) 3-1.
1986- Kansas City Royals George Brett gets his 2,000th hit.

May 26
1888- The Kansas City Blues baseball team beats the Philadelphia Athletics 3-2.
1963- Lamar Hunt announced the new name for the Dallas Texans that would be moving to Kansas City as the Kansas City CHIEFS.  Other nicknames that were considered: Mules, Royals, Drovers, Mokans, Pioneers, Plainsmen, Stars, Stockers and Texans.
1973- The Post Cereal's Pro Track Classic was held at Municipal Auditorium with track stars Jim Ryun, Bob Seagren, Jerome Howe, Bryan Oldfield, Bob Hayes and more. 
2000- For the first time in franchise history, four KC Royals hit homers in one inning, when Jermaine Dye, Mark Quinn, Brian Johnson and Carlos Febles slugged the homers in the sixth inning against the Anaheim Angels and KC wins 9-4. 
2002- Cory Bailey became the only pitcher in Kansas City Royals history to win BOTH games of a double-header in a 7-5 and 9-8 sweep of the Texas Rangers at Kauffman Stadium.
2007- Eddie Johnson of the Wizards scores a HAT TRICK in BACK to BACK games, with 3 goals tonight against New England Revolution and 3 more on 6/2/07, both at Arrowhead Stadium.

May 27
1949- Gene Collins throws a no hitter for the Kansas City Monarchs to beat the Houston Eagles 14-0. 
1956- Nick Lowery was born today. A star place kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs. In 1990, he kicked a club record 34 field goals. He also kicked the club record longest field goals of 58 yards twice.
1968-The Kansas City expansion franchise (later to be named the Royals) is placed in the new American League 'Western Division' for the 1969 season. 
1981- Lenny Randle, third baseman of the Seattle Mariners, used his mouth to blow a slow grounder hit by Royals Amos Otis foul, which was protested by Royals Manager Jim Frey and ruled illegal.  
2000- Tony Meola of the KC Wizards sets a MLS record at the time for the longest shut out streak at 681 minutes. 
2001- Tom Watson of KC wins the Senior PGA Golf Championship. 
2011- the Kansas City Royals become the FIRST team in MLB history to hit 3 or more homers in the same inning in the 14th or later inning, when they beat the Texas Rangers 12-7 in 14 innings with Royal homers in the 14th from back to back homers from Melky Cabrera and Eric Hosmer and later that inning, Brayan Pena.

May 28
1979- KC Royals George Brett hits for the cycle in the Royals 5-4, 16 inning win over the Baltimore Orioles and becomes the 2nd Royal in team history with four extra base hits in a game, and Brett's home run was a walk-off homer to win the game.
2016- With the Royals down 7-1 in the bottom of the ninth, with sending 12 batters to the plate, they rally back to beat the Chicago White Sox 8-7.  Rookie Brett Eibner in only his second MLB game, bats twice in the 9th, with a double then with bases loaded, two out and a full count, hits a walk off game winning single.  

May 29
1920- The Kansas City Monarchs played their first league game in the newly formed Negro National League at Association Park (between Prospect, Olive and 19th St.) in Kansas City against the Indianapolis ABC's, with the Monarchs losing 5-8 in 14 innings. Before the game they had a the "Big Parade of Players Rooters and Band".
1959- Kansas City Council wants elephant off A's uniform.  
1962- Buck O'Neil who played for the Kansas City Monarchs becomes the first black coach in Major League Baseball, for the Chicago Cubs. 
2011- Tom Watson of KC wins the Senior PGA Golf Championship today. 
2016- For the first time in franchise history, the Royals have come back down by 2 or more runs after the 7th inning to win a game in three consecutive games, in today's 5-4 win over the White Sox, to sweep them in three straight and move back into first place.  

May 30
1937- Willard "Home Run" Brown of the Kansas City Monarchs slugs three home runs and a long triple against the Birmingham Black Barrons at KC's Muehlebach Field. Ten years later on 8/13/1947, he'll become the FIRST black player to hit a home run in the American League.
1962- John Alt was born today, a star offensive tackle for the KC Chiefs 1984-96, 2x Pro Bowl, Chiefs Hall of Fame.
1977- The first regular season game of the KC Royals outside of the USA, with their game vs the Blue Jays in Toronto.  The Royals won 4-1.
1987- Paul Splittorff and Cookie Rojas are inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame.
1998- Dan Quisenberry is inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame.

May 31
1963- Kansas City A's pitcher, Orlando Pena gave up 3 home runs to the Washington Senators, but helped himself get a win today by slugging a GRAND SLAM home run himself.
1981- The TV movie "Don't Look Back" was released about the life of Satchel Paige. 
1990- Bo Jackson of the Royals hits an inside the park home run against the defending World Champion Oakland A's at Royals Stadium. After sliding safe at home, from lying flat on his back, Bo did a kip up off the ground like a gymnast. 

June 1
1977- John Mayberry of the Royals hits 3 home runs in the game at Toronto and KC wins 11-3. 
1986- George Brett hit his 200th career home run and 1,000 career RBI in a 5-3 victory over the Texas Rangers at Royals Stadium.
 

June 2
1972- A story about Raquel Welch playing in the movie "Kansas City Bomber" is released in LIFE Magazine. 
1986- The Royals use their 4th round draft pick for Bo Jackson of Auburn.
2001- The Kansas Speedway opens for NASCAR races, with Jason Jarrett winning the first race, the ARCA RE/MAX Series and Frank Kimmel winning the NASCAR Winston West Series race.
2007- Eddie Johnson of the Wizards scores a HAT TRICK against New York to win 3-2 at Arrowhead Stadium and becomes the first MLS player to score a hat trick in back to back games.

June 3
1943- Emmitt Thomas was born today, star cornerback of the Chiefs who holds the team record for most interceptions in a season when he got 12 in 1974.

June 4
1884- The Kansas City Unions Baseball team was formed to enter the Union Association.
1904- The Toledo Mud Hens hit into TWO TRIPLE plays in ONE game at Kansas City against the Kansas City Blues.
1978- Darrell Porter of the Royals gets five hits to help KC beat the White Sox in KC 13-2. 
1999-The Royals first game ever hosting the Cincinnati Reds is postponed due to a power outage at the Kauffman Stadium. The clubs play a DH the next day.
1972- Paul Schaal of the Royals hits the final grand slam at Municipal Stadium to help the Royals win 7-5 over Boston in game 1 of a double-header. 
1979- A portion of the Kemper Arena roof collapses after a severe wind storm, with no injuries since it was not being used at the time.
2001- The Kansas City Blades hockey team shuts down as the league is folded.

June 5
1898- "Jumbo" Davis makes 5 errors in a 10-3 loss and the Kansas City Cowboys third baseman will commit 100 errors in 628 chances this season.
1920- Newspaper ad: K.C. Monarchs vs Cuban Stars of Havana Cuba, Sat. June 5, Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Tuesday is Ladies Day and Ladies to be admitted free to the Grand Stand. 
1938- Frank Bradley threw 12 strike outs while Roosevelt Cox hit a triple and double to help the Kansas City Monarchs beat the Atlanta Black Crackers 5-3 in Kansas City.  
1989- Royals Bo Jackson made "The Throw" in the Seattle Kingdome, while flat footed from the warning track, fired a throw toward home plate, and on the fly made it to catcher Bob Boone to throw out Harold Reynolds at the plate. The Royals won 5-3 in 12 innings.
2009- The movie "Sugar" is released about the fictional baseball team called the Kansas City Knights. 
2011- Brad Keselowski wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kansas Speedway today. 

June 6
1888- Pitcher Henry Porter of the Kansas City Cowboys throws a 4-0 no-hitter against Baltimore, the FIRST NO-HITTER by a member of a Kansas City professional baseball team.
1915- John Donaldson, pitcher for the Kansas City All-Nations team, threw 30 strike outs today in a game in Sioux Falls, SD.
1991- The Royals won 4-3 in an 18 inning marathon game over the Texas Rangers that lasted 6 hours, 28 minutes in Kansas City. At the time, the longest game in Royals history.
1995- MLS announced a charter member as the Kansas City Wiz Soccer team.
2003- Community America Ballpark, home to the Kansas City T-Bones Baseball team opens with the T-Bones playing and losing their FIRST game 1-0 to Sioux City.

June 7
1884- The FIRST game of the Kansas City Unions baseball team with KC losing to the Chicago Unions 6-5, at Athletic Park in Kansas City before 1,500. This was the FIRST game of an organized, professional baseball team in Kansas City.
1966- The Kansas City Athletics pick Reggie Jackson with the second pick in MLB.
1984- With the Royals down 7-0 in the third inning, they rally back to beat the Mariners at home 9-8. 
1986- The Royals drafted Bo Jackson, the 1985 Heisman Trophy Winner from Auburn University. On the SAME day, Steve Busby and Amos Otis become the FIRST inductees into the Royals Hall of Fame.
 

June 8
1961- The Kansas City A's sign pitcher Lew Krausse to a $125,000 bonus, the largest in the major league history at the time. The 18-year old right hander pitched 18 no-hitters in high school and once struck out 24 batters in a game.
1965- The Kansas City A's get the first pick in the draft of the top amateur players and select Rick Monday from Arizona State.  
1971- 18 year old short stop from El Segundo High School (CA), George Brett was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the second round of the amateur free-agent draft. On the same day, Paul Splittorff allowed one run to earn his first Major League win in a 4-2 Royals win over the Washington Senators at Municipal Stadium. 
1972- Kansas City was awarded a NEW NHL franchise, to be named the Mohawks, but had to change to the Scouts after a protest by the Chicago Blackhawks.
1979- Dan Marino and John Elway are selected 4th and 17th respectively by the Kansas City Royals baseball team during the free-agent draft, but the two future hall of famer quarterbacks will never play in the Big League, MLB.
1988- Jeff Montgomery pitched in relief for Bret Saberhagen and recorded his first MLB save in a 5-4 Royals win over the Oakland A's at Royals Stadium. 
1999- Joe Randa records first hit of club record 10 consecutive hits for the Royals.
2006- With the Royals down 11-4 in the third inning, they rally back to beat the Rangers at home 16-12. 

June 9
1967- Reggie Jackson's major league debut and FIRST game played as a member of the Kansas City A's. The A's beat Cleveland 6-0.
1978- Phil Ford from North Carolina is picked in the NBA draft as the #2 overall pick by the Kansas City Kings. He went on to win the NBA rookie of the year award.
1979-Willie Wilson of the Royals hits a walk-off inside the park home run in the 13th inning to beat the Yankees 9-8. 
1993- The Chiefs sign running back Marcus Allen from the Oakland Raiders.
1999- Joe Randa of the Royals goes 5 for 5 to help KC beat the Cardinals in KC, 17-13.
2011- The Sporting Park inaugural match with Sporting KC vs the Chicago Fire. 


June 10
1977- The Kansas City Kings Joe Axelson drafts US Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Bruce Jenner in the 7th round of the NBA draft for the simple reason that he was the best athlete available at the time.  Some photos show him wearing a Kings uniform with number 8618, which reflects his world record point total in the Decathlon.  Later the Kings had a "Bruce Jenner Night" with all fans getting a mini-box of Wheaties cereal.  Bruce never did play for the Kings.  
2000- David Glass begins as the new owner of the Kansas City Royals.
2005- Zack Greinke hits the first home run by a Royals pitcher since the DH rule was started in 1973 coming off Russ Ortiz of Arizona.
2006- The Kansas City T-Bones beat the Gary team 24-1 at Home setting numerous records including franchise highs in runs scored, team RBI, and largest margin of victory. On the SAME day, Reggie Sanders of the Royals became the fifth member of the 300 home run-300 stolen base club in a game against Tampa Bay with a homer off Chad Harville.
2007- Mark Grudzielanek of the Royals goes 3 for 5, with 5 RBI's to help KC beat the Phillies in KC, 17-5.

June 11
1936- Pat Patterson's four hits, one a homer, gave the Kansas City Monarchs a 12-0 victory over the Green Sox in Green Bay, WI. 
1946- A Kansas City Blues vs. Milwaukee Brewers game in Milwaukee was delayed 35 minutes by fog.
1954- The KC Monarchs play the Indianapolis Clowns, that include three lady players Toni Stone, Connie Morgan and Mamie Johnson on the teams. 
2006- The Kansas City Royals make a triple play in the 2nd inning against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays today.
2015- The Missouri Mavericks announce their new affiliation with the NHL New York Islanders.  

June 12
1920- The Kansas City Monarchs beat the St. Louis Giants in game 1 of a 5 game series 12-2, and win the series 3-2 games at Association Park. Ad in newspaper: "Ladies Free to Grand Stand Tuesday". 
1939- Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees, plays his FINAL appearance (he grounds out weakly in his only at bat) in an exhibition game between the Yankees and their farm team, the Kansas City Blues, in Kansas City at Ruppert Stadium before a RECORD crowd of 23,864, the largest crowd ever for an American Association exhibition game at the time.  Included in this game were Joe DiMaggio in center field for the Yankees and Phil Rizzuto at shortstop for the KC Blues. This was the first time the Yankees played in KC. The Yankees had won the 1938 World Series and the Blues were Little World Series Champs and would win 107 games that season. After the game the next day, Lou traveled to the Mayo clinic for medical tests to reveal the severity of his illness. 
1965-The KC A's beat Cleveland 7-0 at Municipal Stadium on "Bat Day". 
1966-The KC A's beat the Angels 4-1 at Municipal Stadium on "Bat Day". 
1973- 22-year old Frank White is called up by the Kansas City Royals for his FIRST game to replace the injured shortstop Freddie Patek. Frank was the first graduate of the Kansas City Royals Baseball Academy to make it to the big leagues.
1977- The KC Royals were forced to wear the Blue/road uniforms of the Brewers for a game in Milwaukee against the Brewers after all of their uniforms were stolen the night before from the clubhouse.

June 13
1888- Sam Barkley of the Kansas City Cowboys hits for the cycle at Association Park in Kansas City.
1930- The Kansas City Monarchs played their first night game at home, at Muehlebach Field, using forty portable flood lights, each with a capacity of 4,300 watts, the largest lighting plant of its kind in the world at the time.  More lights were added to the roof of the stadium.  
1997- The Royals play in their first inter-league game at Pittsburgh, but lost 3-5 to the Pirates. 

June 14- Flag Day
1935- Dale Alexander of the Kansas City Blues set a record with FOUR SUCCESSIVE HOME RUNS in one game, batting six times in the game to help the Blues beat the Millers 15-2 at Minneapolis.
2007-Mark Teahan of the Royals goes 3 for 5,with 5 RBI's, to help KC beat the Cardinals in KC, 17-8.

June 15
1956- The Kansas City A's honored Hall of Fame members before a Hall of Fame Night game with Baltimore. Included in the Hall of Fame game were Ty Cobb, Lefty Grove, Tris Speaker, Charlie Gehringer, Mickey Cochrane, Carl Hubbell, and Jimmie Foxx. 
1957- Second baseman Billy Martin of the New York Yankees was traded to the Kansas City A's after an incident at the Copacabana nightclub in Manhattan. Ralph Terry joined Martin in the trade to KC for Woodie Held.
1965-The KC A's beat the Angels 5-0 at Municipal Stadium on "Scout Night". 
1976-The Royals pound out a then club record 24 hits resulting in a lop-sided 21-7 win at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. Tom Poquette led way going 5 for 6 with two singles, two doubles and a home run. 
1979- With the KC Royals down 11-2 in the 4th inning in Milwaukee, Manager Whitey Herzog took out some of the starters, sent them to the hotel. The Royals sub's rallied and won 14-11 as one of the greatest comebacks in club history. Willie Wilson was the FIRST Royals player to hit home runs from BOTH sides of the plate that day (a 3 run homer out of the park and a 3 run inside the park homer!). 
1996- The Colorado Silver Bullets (an all-woman professional baseball team) beat the Shawnee Royals 5-2 at Kauffman Stadium.

June 16
1961- 18-year old Lew Krausse, was signed right out of high school by the Kansas City Athletics for $125,000.  Lew pitched a masterful three-hit shutout in his debut against the Los Angles Angels.  
1997- The FIRST inter-league game is played in Kansas City, as Kansas City Royals beat the Houston Astros 5-2.
2007- The Kansas City Brigade Football team scores the most points in team history at home with 66 over the Nashville Kats.
2009- Gil Meche of the Royals throws a career-high 132 pitches in a complete game victory over Arizona at Kauffman Stadium.
2014- Graham Zusi from Sporting Kansas City playing for USA in a World Cup Game, got the assist on the game winning goal in a win over Ghana, 2-1. Matt Besler from Sporting Kansas City also played in the game. 
2015- Chris Young, Royals pitcher throws 7 shutout innings and gets 3 RBI's himself to help the Royals beat the Brewers in Milwaukee 7-2. 

June 17
1928- The Kansas City Monarchs beat Henry Clothiers in a double header 5-0 and 10-4.  
1940- Bobby Bell is born today. A star linebacker for the Chiefs, 1963-74, 6x AFL All Star, 3x NFL Pro Bowl, NFL 1970's All Decade Team and Chiefs Hall of Famer. The Chiefs retired his #78.
1967- The Longest double header with extra innings, with the length of the game, 9 hours, 5 minutes. Game one was 9 innings and game 2 was 19 innings in a split double header of the Kansas City A's with Detroit.
1987-Royals Hall of Fame Manager Dick Howser passes away after a nearly year-long battle with brain cancer. 
2001- Blake Stein of the Royals pitches 8 consecutive strikeouts in one game, tied with others for AL record.
2003- The Royals set a franchise record for most runs in one inning when they scored 12 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.  The Royals beat the Twins in this game 14-7. 
2011- Sporting Kansas City scores its first goal in the newly opened Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, KS to beat the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0, for a crowd of 18,467.

June 18
1915- John Donaldson, pitcher for the Kansas City All-Nations threw 30 strike outs in a game at Oakes, ND.
1952- Denis Herron was born today, he was later a goalie for the Kansas City Scouts from 1974-76. 
1977- Fred Patek of the KC Royals STEALS HOME and the Royals win 2-1.

June 19
1974- Steve Busby pitches his second career no hitter, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 in Milwaukee. The victory made him the FIRST pitcher ever to throw no-hitters in their FIRST two major league seasons.  Steve would throw 6 innings of no-hit baseball in his next game after this one. 
2000- The Kansas City Blades announce their affiliation with the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL.

June 20
1935- Len Dawson was born today. A Hall of Fame quarterback for the KC Chiefs. 1963-75. 6x AFL All Star, Super Bowl IV MVP, NFL Man of the Year 1973, In Chiefs and Pro Football Hall of Fame. He holds several Chiefs records. He is the ONLY person to ever wear #16 for the Chiefs who retired it after Len retired.
1946- Gary Croteau was born today, who later played left wing with the Kansas City Scouts and played the most games in the franchise history with 156. 
1964- The KC A's beat the Washington Senators 8-2 on Farmers Night at Municipal Stadium.  The entire A's pitching staff rode a horse drawn hay wagon onto the field and Charley Finley gave away different types of farm animals during the game. 
1982- Kansas City's Tom Watson wins the US Open Championship.
1996- Jeff Montgomery saves the 239th game of his career to pass Dan Quisenberry and set a new team record, and KC beats the White Sox 5-3 in 10 innings. On the same day, Preki scores in fifth consecutive game in a 5-1 win over DC United at Arrowhead Stadium for the Wiz.  
1999- The Kansas City Wizards beat the MetroStars 6-0. 

June 21
1926- Merle Harmon is born, later a sports broadcaster including for the Kansas University football & basketball game, Kansas City Blues, Athletics & Chiefs, in the MO Sports Hall of Fame. 
1986- The Royals signed their 4th round draft pick, an Auburn running back and Heisman Trophy winner, Bo Jackson to a 3-year contract for $1.066 Million that included the then unprecedented clause of placing him immediately on the 40-man roster.
1989- In a rare event in Milwaukee's County Stadium, Bo Jackson of the Kansas City Royals, after grounding out, a frustrated Bo breaks his bat over his helmet. The Royals were up 6-0 and he had 2 hits and 2 runs scored and an an RBI in the game. 
1997- The Kansas City Wizards beat the DC United 6-1. 

June 22
1896- The Kansas City Cowboys scored 13 runs in the bottom of the sixth, but lost 34-21 to St. Paul in a Western League game.
1915- John Donaldson, pitcher for the Kansas City All-Nations team, threw 22 strike outs in a game Cando, ND. For the past 4 consecutive games, he pitched 99 strike outs!
1958- Game in Kansas City between the KC A's and Boston Red Sox gets delayed 29 minutes due to a tornado.
1979- George Brett of the Royals hits 3 home runs in the game at Texas, as the Royals win 9-5. 
1985- Bret Saberhagen of the Royals had a PERFECT game through 7.0 innings, but lost to the Mariners in KC 2-1. 
2008- With the Royals down 10-3 in the fifth inning, they rally back to beat the Giants at home 11-10.  

June 23
1889- The Kansas City Blues had a triple play against the Cincinnati Red Stockings today in the 2nd inning.
1964- Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain has a try out with Hank Stram and the KC Chiefs. 
1999- Mike Sweeney of the Royals starts a record today with the most consecutive games with an RBI, with 13 from today to 7/4/1999.

June 24
1963- Birthday of Predrag "Preki" Radosavljevic, star player for the Kansas City Wizards for nine seasons, 2x MLS MVP, 8x MLS All Star and at the time held the club record for goals and assists. 
1985- Hal McRae hits two homers, and Motley, Smith and Sundberg hit one each in the Royals 12-6 win over the Twins. 
2004- Ground is broken for the Sprint Center arena. 
2016- The Broadway Bridge is renamed the "John Jordan Buck O'Neil Memorial Bridge" to honor the legend. 

June 25
1914- After winning 15 straight games, the Indianapolis Federals were beaten by the Kansas City Packers today 5 to 3 in a Federal League game.
1939- Curtis McClinton was born today, a star halfback for the KC Chiefs, 1963-69, 3x AFL All Star, Chiefs Hall of Fame.
1984- The Royals post the largest shutout win in club history blanking Oakland, 16-0. Royals Hall of Fame pitcher Mark Gubicza throws a complete game three-hit gem at Royals Stadium.
2002-The FIRST time MLB managers BOTH from the Dominican Republic managed against each other when the Royals Tony Pena faced Luis Pujols for Detroit.

June 26
1913- After failing in Cincinnati and moving to Covington, KY, the Federal League team moves again to Kansas City and be renamed the Kansas City Packers.
1947- Carl DeRose, Kansas City Blues right-handed pitcher who hadn't pitched for a month and was suffering from a sore arm which game him pain in every pitch, tossed a PERFECT GAME against Minneapolis at Blues Stadium, while facing only 27 batters, with 93 pitches to win 5-0 and the FIRST perfect game in American Association history.
1958- Hector Lopez of the KC A's hit three home runs today against the Washington Senators pitchers.
1999- With the Royals down 7-0 in the third inning, they rally back to beat the Indians at home 11-7. 

June 27
1954- Henry "Bo" Mason pitched a no-hitter for the Kansas City Monarchs against the Indianapolis Clowns in Cincinnati.
1989- Jack Nicklaus plays at the Watson's Children's Mercy Classic in Kansas City.

June 28
2008- Kansas City Royals scout, Art Stewart is inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame. 

June 29
1929- "Army" Cooper and Chet Brewer threw a no hitter for the Kansas City Monarchs to beat the Chicago American Giants 4-0, with Cooper being relieved by Brewer in the eight. 
1952- The Kansas City Blues hit eight home runs and totaled 53 bases in the first game of a double header in St. Paul against the Saints, winning 17-4 and setting an American Association record. The Blues hit 6 homers in the third inning, 5 after two were out also setting more records.
1983- The Chiefs young superstar, Joe Delaney drowns while trying to rescue three children from a pond.
1994- The movie Little Big League makes it's debut and includes a cameo appearance of Wally Joyner of the Royals. 
2001- The Royals tied a club record with four home runs in a single inning. Mike Sweeney, Jermaine Dye, Raul Ibanez and Carlos Beltran all homer against Dave Burba in the fourth inning pacing Kansas City to a 5-3 win against Cleveland at Jacobs Field.

June 30
1969- Lou Piniella of the Royals hits the first walk-off home run in team history against California, to help KC win 2-1. 
1974- Tom Watson of KC wins the Western Open Golf Tournament. 
1986- Bo Jackson makes his professional baseball debut with the Royals Double-A affiliate Memphis Chicks of the Southern League. His first hit comes in his initial at-bat an RBI single up the middle off Columbus Astros pitcher Mike Cook.
2013- David Lough became the fifth person in KC Royals history to have four extra-base hits in a single game, with three doubles and a home run to help the Royals win 9-8 over the Twins. 


July 1
1952- The Kansas City Blues were down 3-11 after four innings, but rally with a clout of 18 hits and belted 8 home runs in ONE game, at Nicolett Park to beat Minneapolis 16-11. 
1975- Harmon Killebrew homers for the Royals.  John Mayberry of the Royals becomes the first one in franchise history to hit three home runs in one game, but the Royals lost to the Rangers 4-5 in Arlington.  
1993- The LAST game of Royals Stadium. The stadium will be renamed Kauffman Stadium after its first owner, Ewing Kauffman.
2000- Willie Wilson and Whitey Herzog are inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame.
2008- Alex Gordon of the Royals hits a 425 ft home run at Camden Yard of Baltimore, which went on to Eutaw Street beyond the right field wall in a 7-5 Royals loss to the Orioles, but the spot is marked with a steel plate. 

July 2
1939- The first Miss Monarch beauty contest was held before a double-header between the Kansas City Monarchs and Chicago American Giants with the Monarchs winning both games before 18,000 jammed packed fans. Churches would let out early to promote the Monarch parade and on opening day, some churches would even close.
1952- the Kansas City Blues slugged 8 homers to beat the Millers 16-11 in Minneapolis. The Blues had a team batting average of .303, the HIGHEST in both the minor and major leagues of baseball at that time.
1993- Royals Stadium is renamed Kauffman Stadium after its founder Ewing Kauffman.
1995- Frank White's number 20 is retired and he's inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame.
2002- A record 62 home runs were hit today in major league baseball, with Raul Ibanez of the KC Royals homering twice today, making him the record ninth player to hit at least two homers in a game, Royals win 7-5 over Mariners at Seattle.

July 3
1923- At 22nd & Brooklyn, a single-deck park, Muehlebach Field opened, home to the Kansas City Blues and Monarchs baseball teams.  The Blues won 10-7 over the Milwaukee Home Brews in the first game played there. 
1965- The Kansas City A's drew 32,503 to Municipal Stadium for a "Farmers Night" promotion.
1987- Dick Howser's number 10 is retired on "Dick Howser Day" and he's inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame.
1996- The Kansas City Wiz plays the US Olympic team at Arrowhead Stadium. 
2004- Davy Arnaud scores a hat trick to help the Kansas City Wizards beat Dallas 5-1. 
2007- Billy Butler of the Royals goes 3 for 5, with 6 RBI's, to help KC beat the Mariners in KC, 17-3.

July 4- Independence Day
1923- A race was held at the Kansas City Speedway, a board track at 95th & Troost, with a seating capacity of 50,000. 
1955- Kansas City's Municipal Stadium RECORD CROWD of 33,585 when the New York Yankees visited the Kansas City Athletics.
1964- Kansas City A's Manny Jimenez, who didn't homer in last season, connects for 3 homers in a 6-6 tie with the Orioles. The game is stopped by a special Baltimore curfew to permit a fireworks show to take place.
1968- Pele plays with Santos FC from Brazil in an exhibition match against the Kansas City Spurs Soccer team at Municipal Stadium. Pele scored one of the four goals to beat the Spurs 4-1, for a crowd of 19,296, the largest soccer crowd ever at that stadium.
1969- Bob Oliver hits the FIRST grand slam in Royals history. The Royals beat the Seattle Pilots 13-2 in KC.
1988- The Royals had a triple play against the Boston Red Sox at Royals Stadium.
2009- Retro Halter Top Day at Kauffman Stadium. 
2013- The Royals blast 4 homers like fireworks and win two games on the 4th of July and they were NOT played as a doubleheader!  They started late from a rain delay on July 3rd to win at 1:06 am on the 4th of July, with Eric Hosmer hitting a homer for the winning margin 6-5 over the Indians.  Then on the 4th of July at 1:10 pm they played and won with a grand slam from Lorenzo Cain, and homers from George Kottaras and Eric Hosmer to beat the Indians 10-7 and twice on the same day! 

July 5
2015- Lauren Holiday from FC KC scores a goal for the US Women's World Cup team in the Finals to help beat Japan 5-2. 

July 6
1923- Bunny Brief of the KC Blues hit the FIRST home run in the NEW Muehlebach Field against the Indianapolis Indians.
1932- The FIRST night game is played at Muehlebach Field under a permanent lighting system. Portable lighting was used at the Stadium by the KC Monarchs in 1930.
1983- George Brett of the Royals helped the AL break a 11-game losing streak in the Midsummer Classic with a triple, double and RBI in a 13-3 victory. 
1991- Danny Tartabull becomes the FIRST Royal to hit 3 home runs in one game at Royals Stadium, but the Royals lose 9-7 to Oakland.
2002- In the top of the tenth, Royals Michael Tucker hit a long fly ball to center, which was caught by the A's player, but he snow-coned it and lost it over the fence for a homer when he hit the wall.  Royals Mike Caruso started to tag up when Tucker approached second.  Tucker stopped but Caruso passed him going back to the bag. Tucker was called out for passing the runner, he lost the homer but was credited with an RBI single that gave the Royals a 4-3 win over the A's. 

July 7
1888- Kansas City Blues had a triple play in the 9th inning with a 13-8 lead against the Baltimore Orioles at Association Park in Kansas City.
1902- Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe was born today. He played for a time with the Kansas City Monarchs. He got the nickname "Double Duty" because he would pitch the first game of a double header and catch the second game. He appeared in six East-West All Star games, 3 as pitcher and 3 as catcher. He also played for the Harlem Globetrotters Baseball Team from 1928-50. He had a .343 career batting average with over 200 pitching wins.
1906- Leroy "Satchel" Paige was born today, to be one of the finest pitchers in history and Kansas City Monarch's player. He was the FIRST black player inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1971. He was the OLDEST ROOKIE to play MLB at the age of 42. He estimated that he pitched 2,600 games (winning about 2,000), 300 shutouts and 100 no-hitters. He also played with the Harlem Globetrotters baseball team in 1954. He pitched one game for the Kansas City Athletics in 1965.
1948- Leroy "Satchel" Paige on his 42nd birthday left the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues and signed a Major League Baseball contract with the Cleveland Indians.
1969- Jim Rooker, pitcher of the Royals hits TWO HOMERS himself in one game, setting an AL record, tied with multiple others.
1990- Kevin Appier of the Royals threw the 13th one-hitter in club history and beat Tigers 4-0 at Detroit.
2001- Ricky Hendrick wins the first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at the new Kansas Speedway today. 
2004- It was announced that Kansas City would be receiving a United Hockey League franchise. It was later named the Outlaws in a fan contest.
2006- The first match played of the Kansas City Explorers Tennis team, at Barney Allis Plaza, Kansas City, MO against the St. Louis Aces.
2015- Alex Gordon goes 7 for 9 in a double header sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays at Kauffman Stadium.  In his first game after being called up from Omaha, Paulo Orlando hits a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth in game one to give KC the win 9-5.  In game two, Alcedes Escobar with a full count and two outs, with the game tied 1-1, hits a bases loaded double to drive in 3 RBI's to help KC win 7-1. 

July 8
1888- This was a game between Baltimore at Kansas City, where the umpire did not show up, so two players umpired.  They did a poor job, Baltimore protested and then Kansas City agreed to replay the game. 
1917- the Kansas City Blues set a new American Association record by winning its 15th straight game in the first game of a double header with St. Paul. The Saints won the second game to end the streak.
1949- Hank Thompson, (former Kansas City Monarch's standout player) the FIRST black to play for the St. Louis Browns, also becomes the New York Giants FIRST African American player.
1955- Joe "Froggy" DeMaestri became the first Kansas City A's player to collect 6 hits in a single game.
1963- Reports of Charlie Finley's intention to move the Kansas City A's to Oakland.
1989- Dennis Leonard and Hal McRae are inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame.
1991- Danny Tartabull of the Royals hit two HR at the Home Run Derby.  
2001- Kristian Kolby wins the first CART Dayton Indy Lights Series race and Eddie Cheever Jr. wins the IRL Northern Lights Series race today at the new Kansas Speedway.  
2012- Over 8,000 people run in the All Star Game 5k in downtown Kansas City. * The same day the "Futures" All Star Game and Legends/Celebrities Softball game are played at Kauffman Stadium.  Royals "futures" Jake Odorizzi, Yordano Ventura and Wil Myers play. *
2015- Jarrod Dyson of the Royals is clocked at a top speed of 21.5 mph during his inside-the-park home run at Kauffman Stadium, to help the Royals beat the Rays 9-7. 

July 9
1925- James Kernan, pitcher of the Kansas City Blues held Indianapolis without a hit, but lost in 10 innings, 2-1, on two errors and a hit in the extra inning.
1940- Stanley "Frenchy" Bordagaray, with the Kansas City Blues hit safely 13 consecutive times to set an American Association record, starting today through July 12th
1955- Willie Wilson was born today. A star Royals outfielder who has the team record for MOST inside-the-park home runs in one season, when he hit FIVE in 1979. He played for KC from 1976-90.
1970- Trent Green was born today. A Chiefs quarterback, 2001-06 to set the team single-season passing yards record with 4,591 in 2004.  2x Pro Bowl, AFC passing yards leader 2004. 
1971- Fred Patek becomes the FIRST Royals player to hit for the cycle and the Royals beat the Twins 6-3 in Minnesota.
1973- Kurt Bevacqua of the KC Royals is the FIRST in team history to hit a PINCH-HIT GRAND SLAM HOME RUN.
1977- Tom Watson of KC wins The Open Championship Golf Tournament. 
2003- Mike MacDougal becomes the second Royals rookie selected to the All Star game.
2005- Mike Sweeney goes 5 for 6 helping the Royals defeat the Twins 12-8 at Kauffman Stadium. Sweeney also ties a franchise record with eight consecutive base hits.
2012- The Home Run Derby is held at Kauffman Stadium with Prince Fielder of the Tigers, the champion.*

July 10
1931- The Kansas City Monarchs beat Racine's State League team 5-0 in Burlington, WI. Monarchs Curtis Harris hit a home run that was the longest ever made in the park. 
1945- Hal McRae was born today, star outfielder and DH for the Kansas City Royals from 1973-87.
1984- Royals Hall of Famer George Brett hits his lone All-Star Game home run. Unfortunately it is the only run for the American League in a 3-1 loss at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. 
1989- Bo Jackson of the Royals hit one HR at the Home Run Derby. 
1990- Royals pitcher Bret Saberhagen is the winning pitcher in the All Star game.
2004- Anna Kournikoava joins the KC Explorers tennis team. 
2012- the MLB All Star Game is held at Kauffman Stadium, with Melky Cabrerra (former Royal) with the Giants the MVP and the National League winning 8-0 in front of 40,933 fans.  Billy Butler is the Royals representative player in the Mid-Summer Classic. *
2017- Mike Moustakas of the Royals hit 10 HR in the Home Run Derby. 

July 11
1960- the Major League Baseball All Star game is played in Kansas City, the Athletics home, with 30,619 in attendance at Municipal Stadium on a 100 degree day, the NL wins 5-3. Pitcher Bud Daley, who lead the major leagues with a 12-4 record was the lone representative from the Kansas City A's.
1964-The KC A's lost to Detroit 4-2 on "Charlie-O-Mule Day" at Municipal Stadium. 
1968- Ground is broken for the Harry S Truman Sports Complex with separate side-by-side stadiums built specifically for baseball and football.
1985- George Brett is elected the starting third baseman on the AL team for the 10th straight year. 
1987- Bo Jackson, KC Royals Superstar Rookie outfielder told the press he intended to begin play in the NFL (for the Raiders) as a "hobby", like hunting or fishing.
1989- To lead off the game, KC Royals Bo Jackson hits a home run in his first at bat and is named the All Star MVP in Anaheim where the AL wins 5-3. The "Bo Knows" TV Commercial for Nike aired for the first time, coincidentally during the commercial break right after this All Star game HR!
1990- The famous "Wall Run" by the Royals Bo Jackson happened today, when catching a fly ball at full speed just strikes from the outfield wall, began to run up the wall, the ran along the wall parallel to the ground, then came down with the catch, avoiding injury from a collision with the wall.
1998- Jose Offerman of the Royals begins a streak with consecutive hits in a game, 27 hits from today to 8/7/98, an AL record.

July 12
1920- The Kansas City Monarchs beat the St. Louis Giants 12-2 in a Negro League Game, the first game of a five game series. The Monarchs win the series 3 games to 2.
1975- Tom Watson of KC, wins The Open Championship Golf Tournament. 
1997- The Royals honor Jackie Robinson and unveil a permanent display of his signature and retire his number 42 at the base of the Jumbotron screen. 
2016-Salvador Perez and Eric Hosmer both hit homers off former Royal Johnny Cueto in the same inning of the MLB All Star Game in San Diego. The duo became the 8th pair of teammates to hit a homer in the ASG.  They are just the second pair of teammates to homer in the same inning of an ASG. The dynamic duo drove in all of the American League runs, and are the first teammates to drive in all of the winning team's runs in an ASG (games in which more than one player drove in runs). Eric Hosmer, had two hits, including the homer, for 2 RBI's.  Salvador Perez had a two-run homer, all in the 2nd inning.  Hosmer was named MVP of the ASG, becoming the second Royal to win ASG MVP, joining Bo Jackson in 1989.  The AL beat the NL 4-2. 


July 13
1887- Gene Packard was born today. A star pitcher for the Kansas City Packers in the Federal League that won 20 games in both 1914 and 1915 for KC.
1921- First baseman, Bunny Brief of the Kansas City Blues hit three home runs against Columbus.
1982- Five Kansas City Royals are named to the MLB All Star game, George Brett, Dan Quisenberry, Hal McRae, Frank White and Willie Wilson.  Brett went 2-2 and Quisenberry pitched 2 innings allowing 1 run. 

July 14
1888- Because of earlier trouble, the league decided to employ a two-man umpire crew in a game with Brooklyn at Kansas City.   However, only one ump showed and KC insisted that there should be two.  One of the substitute players was assigned as an umpire.  In the 9th inning, the sub-ump called a Brooklyn player out at first on a pick off.  Brooklyn object and a wrangle started.  The regular ump got involved and ended up refusing to continue.  Brooklyn left the field without completing their at bats and the remaining ump gave the game to Kansas City.  KC was leading 5-4 at the time. 
1970- Amos Otis becomes the FIRST Royals player to play in an All Star game. He makes the outfield throw on the famous Pete Rose and Ray Fosse home plate collision at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.
1987- Bret Saberhagen is the first Royals pitcher to start an All Star game and Kevin Seitzer becomes the FIRST Royals rookie to play in an All Star game. The NL wins 2-0.  
1991- The Royals blast SIX HOMERS against the Detroit Tigers in a 18-4 victory with two homers from Mike Macfarlane and Brian McRae and one each from George Brett and Todd Benzinger.
2015- A franchise record seven Kansas City Royals players are selected to the All Star Game, Salvador Perez, Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain, Alcedes Escobar, Mike Moustakas, Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera with the Royals skipper Ned Yost as the Manager of the AL with his Royal coaching staff. Cain goes 2 for 3 with a double to get an RBI to help the American League win 6-3. The best FRANCHISE FOUR as voted by fans: Brett, Quisenberry, Saberhagen and White. 

July 15
1951- After striking out 4 times in a doubleheader in Boston, Casey Stengal sends Mickey Mantle from the Yankees down to their farm team, the Kansas City Blues. During his 40 game stay in with the Kansas City Blues, Mickey hits .361 with 11 homers, 50 RBI's, and is later recalled to the Yankees for good.
1976- The Kansas City Scouts NHL Hockey team relocates to Denver to become the Colorado Rockies (before the Colorado Baseball Rockies)
1986- As a pinch hitter in the 7th inning, Frank White of the Royals hits a home run in Houston. Frank became just the 14th player in All Star History to have a pinch hit homer.  Royals manager, Dick Howser in his final MLB game to manage, leads the American League All Stars to a 3-2 victory.
2015- The Kansas City Royals were nominated (but did not win) for two "ESPY" awards at the ESPN Annual Event, for the "Best Game" in their stunning comeback win over Oakland in the 2014 Wildcard Game 8-7 in 12 innings, and for the "Best Upset" for winning the American League championship in 2014. 

July 16
1969- Catcher Ellie Rodriguez becomes the FIRST Royals All Star, but does not see any action in the game.
1991- The Kansas City Comets Soccer team cease operations. 
1999- With the Royals down 7-0 in the second inning, they rally back to beat the Brewers in Milwaukee 12-10. 
 

July 17
1917- Lou Boudreau was born today. He was the Kansas City Athletics FIRST Manager after they moved from Philadelphia in 1955.
1931- Toni Stone is born today. She became the FIRST of three women to play professional baseball in the Negro League Baseball. She played for the Kansas City Monarchs from 1949 to 1954.
1947- Hank "Youngblood" Thompson becomes the third Negro Leagues Player to play in the Major Leagues, going from the Kansas City Monarchs to the St. Louis Browns.
1972-Groundbreaking for the new Kemper Arena at a cost of $23 million to host new NBA and NHL teams.  
1983- Tom Watson of KC, wins The Open Championship Golf Tournament today. 
1990- Bo Jackson becomes the fourth Royal to hit three homers in a single game, to help the Royals beat the Yankees 10-7 at Yankee Stadium. 
1991- With the Royals down 7-0 in the fourth inning, they rally back to beat the Orioles at home 9-8 in 15 innings.  
1999- Preki of the KC Wizards scores two goals and an assist as MVP of the MLS All Star Game in San Diego, CA. 

July 18
1982- Tom Watson of KC, wins The Open Championship Golf Tournament today. 
2000- The Royals Johnny Damon collects a career high 5 hits in KC's 12-4 rout of the Cubs at Kauffman Stadium, which includes four doubles, tying a MLB record.  He becomes the 4th person in franchise history to hit 4 extra-base hits in a game. 
2006- Buck O'Neill at 94 years old became the OLDEST player to step into the batter's box for a professional baseball game, when he signed a one day contract with the Kansas City T-Bones and drew a walk in his first at bat. After a mid-inning trade, O'Neil would lead off the bottom of the first as well, drawing another walk and a standing ovation from the crowd of 5,975.
2010- World Wrestling Entertainment held the Money in the Bank event at the Sprint Center. 

July 19
1884- The Kansas City Unions Baseball team scored 12 runs against the Baltimore Monumentals today, but lost 12-13.
1915- Willard "Home Run" Brown was born today, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Kansas City Monarchs with a career .348 batting average, and 7 time all-star.
1939- By virtue of being in first place at mid-season, the Kansas City Blues Baseball team got to host the American Association All-Star game. The Blues played a team of stars from the seven other clubs. 16,521 were in attendance. The Blues lost to the All-Stars 19-7.
1950- Elston Howard and Frank Barnes are signed from the Kansas City Monarchs to the New York Yankees as they sign their first black players, and assign them to the Muskegon Clippers. 
1992- Fred Patek, Larry Gura and Joe Burke are inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame.

July 20
1925- "Topeka Jack" Johnson, a former Kansas City Kansas Giant baseball player, who is also a pro boxer, is defeated by Tut Jackson in Topeka, KS. 
2017- For the first time in franchise history, the Royals scored 4 runs in 4 different innings in a game to beat the Tigers 16-4. 


July 21
1926- The Kansas City Monarchs became the first baseball team to travel by bus, not train.  
1968- Spurs Win by Biggest Margin....the Kansas City Spurs exploded for their biggest scoring production, in routing the Boston Beacons, 7-1 in a North American Soccer League game.
1972- Amos Otis, Cookie Rojas, Lou Piniella and Richie Scheinbum are named All Stars.
1980- Tom Watson of KC, wins The Open Championship Golf Tournament. 
1992- Royals rookie pitcher Hipolito Pichardo throws a one hitter against the Boston Red Sox in Kansas City.
1995- The Royals set club-record of 22 singles in 15 innings.
2016- The 2015 World Champion Kansas City Royals visit President Obama at the White House. 

July 22
1918-The Kansas City Blues are declared winners of the pennant in the American Association after the league stops play for the rest of the season due to the war. 
1958-"Bob Cerv Night" at the KC A's, with the MO and KS Governors and former President Harry Truman to honor Bob for his high number of home runs with an organ, color TV, washing machine and side of beef.  The A's beat the Red Sox 4-3. 
1979- George Brett of the Royals hits three home runs at Texas against the Rangers, to beat Texas 7-6 in Arlington.
1995- The Colorado Silver Bullets Baseball Team (an all women professional baseball team) play an exhibition game against the Shawnee Royals (men's all-star team) at Kauffman Stadium, prior to a Royals game, but the Silver Bullets lose 3-1. 

July 23
1964- Bert Campaneris of the Kansas City A's hits a home run in his FIRST MLB at bat in his FIRST pitch he sees. Campy hits another in the 7th inning, his first MLB game, tied with others for 2 HR in first game, a MLB record, and helps the A's beat Minnesota 4-3.
1984- Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save, to help beat the Yankees 5-2.  He reached the 200 save plateau in his 409th appearance, the quickest in MLB history at the time.
1994- The Royals 14-game winning streak begins with a 4-1 win at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, in the second longest streak in club history.

July 24
1897- Ads in today's Kansas City Journal newspaper: Exposition Park Races!, 5 Races Daily, Admission 50 cents and Baseball Today! Kansas City vs. Columbus At Exposition Park.  
1915- The Kansas City Packers had a triple play in the 10th inning against the Buffalo Blues at the Gordon & Koppel Field in KC.
1961- The Kansas City Stars bowling team started today to kickoff as part of the new National Bowling League.
1973- Royals Stadium hosted it's first Major League Baseball All Star Game before an overflow crowd of 40,849. John Mayberry and Amos Otis of the Royals combine for 3 of the 5 AL hits. Cookie Rojas of the Royals was also on the team. NL wins 7-1.
1980- Hours after signing a new five-year contract that will boost his salary to $1 million per year, George Brett goes 2 for 4 in a 12-4 win over Chicago to raise his average to .379. 
1983- George Brett's famous "Pine Tar Home Run" at Yankee Stadium off Goose Gossage that gave the Royals the 5-4 lead with two outs in the top of the ninth.  Brett was later ruled out due to too much pine tar exceeded what was allowed and the homer taken away.  The Royals protested and were successful in later playing the game where it left off and won on August 18th. 
2005- Tom Watson of KC wins the Senior British Open Golf Championship. 

July 25
1913- The Kansas City Packers baseball team of the Federal League, beat the Chicago Browns 3 to 0 today.
1930- The Kansas City Monarchs play the FIRST night game with a portable lighting system against the Homestead Grays in the Pittsburgh Pirates Forbes Field.
1964- Little League Bat Day for the L.A. Angels at the KC A's, 21,558 in attendance with the A's losing 8-2.
1966- Lamar Hunt wrote a letter to Pete Rozelle encouraging him to name the title game between the NFL and AFL, the "Super Bowl" after getting inspiration from his children's "super balls". 
1972- Lou Piniella makes the only All-Star appearance of this career and teammate Cookie Rojas of the Royals is the first Royals player to hit a homer in an All-Star game, an 8th inning blast off Bill Stoneman of Montreal.  Other Royal all stars include Amos Otis, Fred Patek and Richie Scheinblum. 
1990- George Brett of the Royals hits for the cycle at Toronto to help KC win 6-1.
1999- George Brett's Cooperstown induction, for a crowd of 50,000 was the first one enshrined as a Royal in Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame.  Brett a x12 All Star, with 3 batting titles, lifetime average of .305, became the first player in history of MLB to accumulate 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, 600 doubles, 100 triples, 1,500 RBI and 200 stolen bases.  
2009-David Beckham, world famous soccer star, model, husband of Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, pop culture icon and starter for the Los Angeles Galaxy played against the Kansas City Wizards at Community America Ballpark today, in a 1-1 tie.
2010- Wizards Stun Manchester United....the Kansas City Wizards beat the Manchester United in a friendly match at Arrowhead 2-1, with 52,424 fans as the largest soccer attendance for a KC game in history. * the Wizards become the FIRST MLS team to defeat an English Premier League Team.
On the SAME day in 2010, the Kansas City Explorers beat the New York Sportimes 21-18 in the World Team Tennis Championship at Barney Allis Plaza in Kansas City to win the King Trophy.

July 26
1980- The single game attendance record at Kauffman Stadium, with 41,860 watching the Royals lose to the NY Yankees 5-4.
2017- Eric Hosmer got 5 hits, 5 runs and 6 RBI's to set franchise records for a single game, that included his first Grand Slam to help the Royals beat the Tigers 16-2 in Detroit.  

July 27
1932- Pitcher Charley Beverly of the KC Monarchs throws a no-hitter at International Falls, MN, which was also the Monarchs 20th consecutive win.
1991- KC Chiefs kicker Jan Stenerud is inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame.
2003- Tom Watson of KC wins the Senior British Open Golf Tournament. 

July 28
1866- The Antelopes became a Kansas City baseball team, by being organized in the law office of Lewis & Twitchell today.
1883- Joe "Bullet" Rogan was born today. A pitcher, outfielder and slugger for the Kansas City Monarchs. He had a no-windup delivery when pitching, got his nickname for his hard throwing pitching style. He won more games in the Negro Leagues than any other pitcher (116-50) and ranked 4th highest in career batting average at .343. He also pitched for the Kansas City Colored Giants. He managed the Kansas City Monarchs at the end of his career.
1923- The KC Monarchs played their FIRST game in the NEW Muehlebach Field, and lost to the Chicago American Giants, 6-0.
1983- American League President Lee MacPhail reinstates George Brett's 'Pine Tar' home run from July 24th at Yankee Stadium. The game is scheduled to resume on August 18 with the Royals leading 5-4.

July 29
1917- Lester "Les" Milgram was born.  He founded its friendly "Hi, Neighbor" slogan of the Milgram's Grocery stores, but he was instrumental in helping to bring and keep major league sports in Kansas City.  He was part of the group to bring the A's to KC and the new Royals expansion team.  His grocery store was the sponsor of the annual preseason game each year from 1964 to 1968 of the Kansas City Chiefs rookies vs other teams rookies called the "Grocery Bowl".  Les was a "Red Coater" for the Chiefs. Les worked with Ewing Kauffman to establish the Royal Lancers.  The Kansas City Royals team MVP Player Award each year is named for him as is the Ban Johnson Baseball League's MVP award.  
1921- James Lefty LaMarque was born today. He was a left handed pitcher, for the Kansas City Monarchs from 1942-51. In 1948 he had a 15-5 record and lead the Negro League with a 1.96 ERA. His lifetime batting average was .333.
1923- Wilber "Bullet" Rogan pitches the FIRST WIN for the KC Monarchs at the new Muehlebach Field, with a 3-2 win over the Chicago American Giants.
1931- The Kansas City Monarchs slug 7 home runs in a game at Wymorek, NE, including two by Newt Allen and T.J. Young. Both of Allen's homers were grand slams helping the Monarchs to win 13-4.
1950- The Kansas City Monarchs played a barnstorming game in Lee's Summit, MO and won by the score of 16-6.   
1952- Scott Wedman was born, later played for the Kansas City Kings from 1974-1981, 2x All Star. 
1972- Lamar Hunt is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The Kansas City Chiefs beat the New York Giants in the Hall of Fame Game the same day, 23-17. 
1988- Bo Jackson of the Royals raised his hand to ask for time out while at bat, but was denied by the umpire, and still hits a home run on that pitch, to help the Royals beat the Orioles in Baltimore 6-2. 
1995- The Royals beat the Tigers 5-4, with Jon Nunnally's home run in the 16th inning, which was the first extra base hit of the game following 21 singles including 5 from Vince Coleman. 
2007- Denny Matthews receives the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick award in Cooperstown, NY for huge crowd of 75,000 which also saw Cal Ripken Jr and Tony Gwynn enter the Hall. On the same day, Tom Watson of KC, wins the Senior Open Golf Tournament. 

July 30
1890- Charles Dillion "Casey" Stengal is born today in Kansas City. The "Old Perfessor", was a baseball legend and Hall of Famer. He acquired the nickname "Casey" which came from the initials of his hometown, Kansas City. He quit high school at 19 and went on to play for the Kansas City Blues then later managed the Blues in 1945.
1962- Buck O'Neill, former Kansas City Monarch, became the FIRST African American to coach in the major league All Star game.
1983- The Chiefs linebacker Bobby Bell becomes the FIRST Chief to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
1995- The Royals wear replicas of the 1924 Kansas City Monarchs uniforms against the Tigers who wear the Detroit Stars uniforms at Kauffman Stadium and KC wins 3-2 with Jeff Montgomery getting the save. 
2008- Alex Gordon walks 5 times in a game for the Royals and beat the White Sox 8-7 in Chicago.  

July 31
1922- Hank Bauer was born, later played for and managed the Kansas City Athletics, in the MO Sports Hall of Fame. 
1923- Oscar "Heavy" Johnson was the FIRST Kansas City Monarch to hit a home run in the newly built Muehlebach Field. Heavy lead the league in hits (150), doubles (31), RBI's (119) and batting average (.413)
1970- 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, College All Stars 3 (69,940). 
1972- Royals Hall of Famer Amos Otis scores the only run of the game on a fourth inning steal of home at Angels Stadium in Anaheim. It marks only the second-time since WWII that a steal of home accounted for a game's only run.
2013- MLS All Star Game played at Sporting Park in Kansas City, KS, with A.S. Roma defeating the MLS All Stars 3-1 in front of a record crowd (at the time) for a soccer match at the stadium with 21,175.*


August 1
1920- Wilber "Bullet" Rogan struck out 13 for twelve innings including helping to win the game with a double in the 12th that scored a runner to beat the KC Giants 5-4 for 20,000 in Kansas City's Association Park.  
1940- Kansas City Blues pitcher, Ernie (Tiny) Bonham, who was called up to the parent team today, the New York Yankees, when he went 10-4 with a 2.32 ERA.
1964- For "Automotive Industry Day", and a crowd of 25,003 to see the Orioles beat the A's in KC 5-2.  Before the game, Charley Finley drove the A's players to their position on the field in a green and gold fire truck.  A new car, several used cars and auto access were given away during the game.  
1965-The KC A's split a double header with the Washington Senators 2-3 and 3-2 at Municipal Stadium on "Father-Son Game" Day.  
1993- Founder and Owner of the Kansas City Royals, Ewing Kauffman passes away at the age of 76.
1998- The Kansas City Royals steal 8 bases (a team record at the time) in a game vs. the Orioles in KC and win 9-5. Jose Offerman of the Royals leads the way with four steals.  
2014- Former Wizards player and Sporting Kansas City soccer team coach Peter Vermes, former player Jimmy Conrad and franchise founder Lamar Hunt are inducted into the Sporting Legends Hall of Honor.  Conrad a 6x All Star played from 2003-10 and scored 17 goals as a defender, the most at the time in franchise history. 
2016- Danny Duffy pitched a one-hitter in 8 innings and set a new franchise record of 16 strikeouts in a single game to help the Royals beat the Rays 3-0 in Tampa.  

August 2
1932- Owner of the Chiefs and legendary American Sportsman, inductee into 3 halls of fame, Lamar Hunt is born.
1972- The movie, "Kansas City Bomber" is released, starring Raquel Welch as a roller derby star. 
1973- George Brett plays in his FIRST game as a member of the Kansas City Royals against the White Sox in Chicago and collects his FIRST HIT off Stan Bahnsen.  George goes 1 for 4 in his first game.  
1986- the Chiefs linebacker Willie Lanier is inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame.
1987- Rookie Kevin Seitzer of the Royals goes 6 for 6 (to tie an AL record for most hits in a nine inning game) with 2 HR's and 7 RBI's against Boston on a day with a 102 degrees temperature at Kauffman Stadium to help KC win 13-5.
1998- The Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game in Tokyo Japan 27-24 in OT. 
2003- Pitcher Jeff Montgomery is inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame.
2008- Five-time pro bowler, Emmitt Thomas of the Kansas City Chiefs was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. He has at the time, a club record 58 interceptions including one in Super Bowl IV. 

August 3
1959- Roger Maris represents the Kansas City Athletics in the MLB All Star Game in Los Angeles. The AL beat the NL 5-3.
1963- The very first game of the Kansas City Chiefs, a preseason game at San Diego and lost 14-26. 
1982- Frank White hits for the cycle for the Royals vs. Detroit, to help KC win 6-5.
1996- First baseman John Mayberry is inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame.
2003- Hank Stram, coach of the Chiefs is inducted into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame. 
2013- Defensive tackle, Curley Culp of the KC Chiefs from 1968-74, 6 x Pro Bowl, was inducted into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame.  In his second season, he helped the Chiefs win Super Bowl IV.  On the same day, Sporting KC Soccer Club had it's inaugural Hall of Fame ceremony with Preki, Tony Meola and Bob Gansler joining.  Bob Gasler coached the club from 1999-2006 including the Supporters Shield award, MLS Cup Championship in 2000. 

August 4
1939- The LARGEST night crowd in Kansas City Blues history, 24,894, saw the Blues beat Minneapolis as Vince DiMaggio slugged his 37th and 38th home runs.
1990- The Chiefs defensive tackle Buck Buchanan is inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame.
2012-Willie Roaf who played some years with the Chiefs was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  
2015- Will Shields of the Kansas City Chiefs is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Will was a 12x Pro Bowler, 2x Pro Offensive Guard, started 231 straight games including the playoffs, and didn't miss a single game in his 14 seasons with the Chiefs. 

August 5
1977- John Mayberry of the Royals hits for the cycle against the White Sox in KC to help KC win 12-2.  
1996- The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Dallas Cowboys in an exhibition game in Monterrey Mexico 32-6.

August 6
1911- Wilburn "Ashes" Jackson stole 5 bases for the Kansas City Kansas Giants against the Ft.Worth Wonders in KC KS. 
1923- Jose Mendez and Wilbur "Bullet" Rogan of the KC Monarchs combine for the first ever no-hit, no-run game at Muehlebach Field against the Milwaukee Bears.
1939- Jesse Owens entertained Kansas City fans during a double-header between the KC Monarchs and Toledo Crawfords. He did a 100-yard dash, 220-yard dash and low hurdles winning all 3 events. In a circling the bases event, he ran against a Monarch relay team and lost.
1974- Amos Otis of the Royals goes 2 for 4 and 4 RBI's to help KC beat the Twins in KC, 17-3.

August 7
1930- One of the greatest Negro League Baseball pitching duel games, called "The Battle of the Butchered Balls"...(both pitchers were masters of throwing doctored balls) with the Kansas City Monarchs against the Homestead Grays under a portable lighting system at Muehlebach Field in KC, with Joe Williams of the Grays and Chet Brewer of the Monarchs. Williams had 27 strike outs and Brewer had 17. Newt Joseph of the Monarchs got the one hit off Williams. The Grays won 1-0 in twelve innings.
1964- The KC A's beat Baltimore 7-4 at Municipal Stadium on "Baseball Night". 
1971- Ed Kirkpatrick of the Royals hits the first pinch hit home run for KC in Municipal Stadium off Marty Pattin of Milwaukee. 
1994- The Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Minnesota Vikings in an exhibition game 17-9 in Tokoyo, Japan.  
1994- The Kansas City Royals 14-game winning streak is stopped by the Seattle Mariners in a game moved to Royals Stadium, on short notice, due to structural damage to the Kingdome in Seattle.
2004- announcer Denny Matthews is inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame.

August 8
1930- The Monarchs played a night baseball game in KC. 
1987- The Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson is inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame.
2009- Derrick Thomas of the Chiefs is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 
2012- On a stormy night, Sporting KC prevailed in a 3-2 shootout after they played Seattle to a 1-1 draw through extra time to win the U.S. Open Cup Championship.
2014- Nate Archibald of the Kansas City Kings is enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame.  
2015- Will Shields of the Kansas City Chiefs is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  

August 9
1908- Bill Lindsay of the Kansas City Monarchs struck out 15 and only allowed 2 hits in the Monarchs 7-2 victory over the Kansas City Kansas Giants in Kansas City, MO. 
1963- The KC Chiefs debut at Municipal Stadium for the FIRST time, before a crowd of only 5,721 beating the Buffalo Bills 17-13 in an preseason game.  The smallest crowd ever for a Chiefs game at this stadium.  This was the very first win of the KC Chiefs. The Chiefs shared the stadium with the KC Athletics baseball team.
1971- Satchel Paige, former pitching legend with the Kansas City Monarchs becomes the FIRST player from the Negro Leagues to be elected to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame.
1984- Satchel Paige Memorial Stadium was dedicated.


August 10
1908- Willie "Devil" Wells was born today. He played shortstop/second base for the Kansas City Monarchs in 1932. He is in the MLB Hall of Fame. He had a career .352 batting average against Negro League competition with 8 All Star game appearances.
1957- Mickey McDermott, pitcher for the KC A's hit a pinch-hit homer off the Indians pitcher Mike Garcia.
1969- Bill Butler pitched the FIRST one-hitter for the Kansas City Royals today, to beat the Cleveland Indians 10-0.
1970- the Royals Baseball Academy opens with 43 students.
1996-Johnny Damon of the Royals goes 2 for 6, with 7 RBI's to help KC win 18-3 at California. 
2001- The Royals beat the Tigers 7-3 in a game marked by a 6th inning brawl set off when Mike Sweeney gets called a profane name by Tiger pitcher Jeff Weaver, benches and bullpens clear.  Sweeney and others get ejected and serve suspensions. 
2010- Preki of the KC Wizards is inducted into the US Soccer National Hall of Fame. 

August 11
1942- Otis Taylor was born today, star flanker for the KC Chiefs, 1965-75, 1966 AFL All Star, 2x Pro Bowl, Chiefs Hall of Fame.
1990- The Kansas City Chiefs played the Los Angeles Rams in an exhibition game in West Berlin, with the Rams winning 19-3.  
1994- The MLB season ends due to a strike, and first time since 1904 no post-season. The Royals are 64-51, seven games out of first place.
2003- The Royals and Yankees combine for the most doubles in one game, an AL record, 19, with 11 by KC and 8 by NY, with KC winning 12-9 at Kauffman Stadium. *
2014- The Royals beat the A's 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium and outfielder Jarrod Dyson did a back flip after catching the final out to celebrate the team back in first place, and Korean fan, SungWoo Lee held up the "W" sign at the Hall of Fame. the latest date the Royals had lead their division since 8-29-03. 
2015- For the first time in MLB history, all 15 home teams won on the same day, including the Royals beating the Tigers 6-1 at Kauffman Stadium. *

August 12
1866-The Kansas City Antelopes hosted the Atchison Pomeroys in a deciding game between the two.  There were intimations that there may have been favortism in how the games were officiated since both teams had trounced the other when having home field advantage. The game in Kansas City the umpire had actual run for his life.  In the third game on this day, Wild Bill Hickok was asked by both sides, since both thought Hickok had a better chance of not being swayed by the home crowd. Hickok studied a borrowed rulebook the day before, took his place behind home plate wearing both of his six-shooters.  After the KC Antelopes won 48-28, Hickok is said to have been taken back to Market Square in an open carriage pulled by a matched pair of white horses secured by deeply pleased Antelope fans. 
1972- Arrowhead Stadium was dedicated, with the Chiefs beating the St. Louis Cardinals 24-14. Ed Podolak scores the FIRST touchdown for the Chiefs in Arrowhead. Regular season tickets for box seats cost $8.00

August 13
1884- William "Zack" Pettus was born today. He played catcher and first baseman for the Kansas City Giants in 1909. He used a unique glove when he played first base. He filled the mitt with chicken feathers and every time he caught the ball, poof, all the feathers would fly out according to the book "Blackball Stars".
1935- Charlie Beverly of the Kansas City Monarchs struck out 10 House of David batters in a 5-2 win in Omaha, NE.  
1948- Before a record crowd of 51,013 at Comisky Park, former Kansas City Monarchs pitcher, Satchel Paige, pitching for Cleveland beat the White Sox 5-0, giving up on 3 hits. An estimated 20,000 fans were turned away and Paige became the FIRST black player to pitch a complete game and a shutout in American League history.
1961- Louise Suggs wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open
1972- The Royals record their FIRST triple play at Texas in the 3rd inning.
2000- Mike Sweeney becomes the fastest (at the time) Royals player to reach 100 RBI's when he goes deep helping the Royals win 10-5 over Baltimore. 
2004- The Royals hit a then-Major League-record tying two grand slams in a 10-3 win over the Oakland A's at the Coliseum. Abraham Nunez hits the first, breaking Mark Mulder's 1-0 shutout in the sixth inning. John Buck hits the second in the eighth.

August 14
1962- Mark Gubicza was born today, a star pitcher for the KC Royals from 1984-96.
1990- Jim Eisenreich hits a ninth-inning lead-off game-ending home run to help the Royals beat the Texas Rangers 1-0. 
2002- Mike Sweeney stuns the Yankees with a straight steal of home in the sixth inning to give the Royals a 2-1 lead at Kauffman Stadium, but New York wins 3-2 in 14 innings. 

August 15
1866- The first box score of a Kansas City Antelopes baseball team appears in the Kansas City Daily Journal of Commerce.
1912-Tony DiPardo was born today, later "Mr. Music" was the band leader for the Chiefs TD Pack Band since 1963 for more than 40 seasons. 
2001- The Kansas City Attack soccer team changes its name to the Kansas City Comets when it reopened in the new MISL League.
2015- Mike Sweeney is inducted into the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame.  On the same day, Chris Klein is inducted into the Sporting Kansas City Hall of Honor.  On the same day, Sarah Thomas NFL's first female referee meets the first female coach Jen Welter in the game between the Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals.  
 

August 16
1915- "Alex" Miles Main throws a 5-0, no hitter for the Kansas City Packers in the Federal League against Buffalo.
1961- Christian Okoye was born today, star running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, nicknamed the "Nigerian Nightmare". In 1989, he lead the NFL when he ran for 1,480 yards.
1981- KC changes name to Comets...the Kansas City Attack have changed their name to the Kansas City Comets in the Major Indoor Soccer League. The Attack moved to KC in 1991, won championships in 1993 and 1997, but KC fans never warmed up to the "Attack" team name that replaced the original "Comets" team name.
1983-Pat Sheridan goes 4 for 6 to help the Royals beat the Tigers in KC, 18-7.

August 17
1940- Mack Lee Hill was born today. A star running back for the Chiefs, All Star as a rookie in 1964, with the Chiefs retiring his #36 after he died while undergoing knee surgery late the following season.
1958- Bonnie Hoffman wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open.
1976- George Brett ends the game with a walk-off steal of home in the tenth inning to beat the Indians, 4-3, at Royals Stadium.  
1980- The Royals George Brett goes 4 for 4 and raised his batting average to .401 in Kansas City against Toronto for a crowd of 30,693.
2005- Paul Phillips of the Royals hits his first MLB home run, a grand slam in the 9th inning at Seattle. 
2006- For the FIRST time in MLB history, both teams hit lead off home runs in the first two innings of a game, but the Royals lose to the White Sox 5-4 in Chicago. Royals batters going deep are David DeJesus and Emil Brown.

August 18
1962- The LARGEST crowd for a KC A's game at Municipal Stadium of 35,147, which was a double-header against the New York Yankees.  
1983- The Royals win the suspended "Pine Tar Game" against the New York Yankees, 5-4 with only 1,254 fans seeing Hal McRae strike out, then pitcher Dan Quisenberry retiring the Yankees in order in 1-2-3 fashion.  The conclusion of the game only take 12 minutes and 16 pitches. 

August 19
1980- George Brett of the Royals 30-game hitting streak ends today where he batted .467 with seven game-winning RBI before being stopped by pitcher Jon Matlack.  
1986- Frank White of the Royals tied a Royals single-game record with seven RBI's in a game against the Texas Rangers.

August 20
1961- Charlie Finley attempted to publicly humiliate KC Star sportwriter Ernie Mehl for his story about Finley being ready to move the A's to Dallas by having an "Ernie Mehl Appreciation Day" between a double header with the A's & White Sox, where Finley gave Ernie a poison pen award.  

August 21
1945- Willie Lanier Pro Football Hall of Famer and star linebacker of the Kansas City Chiefs is born today. The Chiefs retired his #63.
1951- 19 year old spring training sensation, Mickey Mantle is called up to play for the parent club New York Yankees from the Kansas City Blues.
1995- Greg Gagne of the Royals goes 4 for 6 to help KC beat the Brewers at Milwaukee 18-9.

August 22
1884- With the Kansas City Unions leading 6-3 in the ninth inning, an umpire called a St. Louis player safe at the plate. The Kansas City Manager argued the call that the runner should have been out and called his team off the field for the forfeit loss.
2014- Greg Holland, closer pitcher of the Royals got his 40th save of the season against Texas, becoming the 2nd Royals reliever to record 40 or more saves in a season in back to back seasons, alongside Dan Quisenberry. 

August 23
1967- The Chiefs and Chicago Bears played a preseason game, the first contest the Chiefs had between an AFL and NFL team after Super Bowl I, with the Chiefs beating the Bears at Municipal Stadium, 66-24.   Bears star linebacker, Dick Butkus said, "I felt sorry for that horse (Warpaint) having to run around every time the Chiefs scored!"
1975-The Kansas City Chiefs play the Detroit Lions in the first event held at the stadium later named the Pontiac Silverdome, but the Chiefs lost 24-27. 
2008- The Woodlands Race track is closed.
2012- The Kansas City Command Football team quietly pulled out of the Arena Football League. 
2014- FC Kansas City Blues women's soccer team beats Portland 2-0 in KC, for the playoffs to advance to the NWSL Championship game.  

August 24
1982- Royals catcher John Wathan steals his 31st base of the season, breaking Ray Schalk's 1916 Major League record for stolen bases by a catcher. The Royals defeat the Rangers, 5-3.

August 25
1955- The Chicago Cubs purchase three players from the Kansas City Monarchs, J.C. Hartman, George Lee Altman and Louis B. Johnson.  
1956- The New York Yankees claim Enos Slaughter off waivers from the Kansas City Athletics.
1999- Jeff Montgomery of the Royals, who was a three-time All Star and the first pitcher in history to reach 300 career save milestone with one team today.  He finished his career with 304 saves for KC. 
2009- Zack Greinke of the Royals sets a team record with 15 strike outs in a game against the Cleveland Indians and the Royals win 6-2.

August 26
1961- Hitting his 51st home run against the Kansas City A's, Yankee Roger Maris (former Kansas City A's player) has the most homers in MLB history at this point in the season.
1962- The Last East-West All Star Game of the Negro Leagues was played at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, MO.  Monarchs Willie Hardwick was the game hero, hitting a three run homer for the 5-3 win.  Jackie Robinson Satchel Paige, Frank Duncan, Newt Allen and former owner Ted Rasberry were honored at the All Star Game with keys to the city! 
1980- George Brett goes 5 for 5 to raise his average to a season best .407 as the Royals beat the Brewers 7-6.
1990- After a stint on the disabled list, Bo Jackson slugs four consecutive at-bat HOME RUNS for the Royals and ties a MLB record with his fourth coming today against Randy Johnson. Bo's prior 3 homers were back on July 17th against Andy Hawkins of the Yankees.
1991- Bret Saberhagen pitches the fourth no hitter in Royals team history to defeat the Chicago White Sox 7-0 at Royals Stadium.

August 27
1890- FIRST recorded game between two semi-pro black baseball teams, the St. Louis Mohawks losing to the Kansas City Maroons 12-2 at Exposition Park (Montgall & Truman Roads)
1987- John Wathan is named Manager of the Royals.
1988- Pitcher Mark Gubicza of the Royals records a club record 14 strikeouts vs. Minnesota, to win 4-1. Mark threw 142 pitches, 83 for strikes with an era of 2.70 and record of 16-7. 
2015- Lauren Holiday has her #12 retired for the FC Kansas City Blues Women's Soccer team. 

August 28
1927- An American Association game at the Kansas City Blues Muehlebach Field, drew 28,973 in attendance.
1945- Jess Williams and Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs played in the East-West All Star Game, with Jackie going 0 for 5 and Jess 2 for 5 with a triple and 4 RBI's to lead the West squad to a 9-6 victory. On the same day, Jim Lynch was born, a star linebacker for the KC Chiefs.
1997- The Kansas City Wizards wins seventh straight game in a 1-0 win vs Colorado at Arrowhead Stadium. 

August 29
1924- Napoleon Gulley was born today. He was a pitcher and outfielder for the Kansas City Monarchs who also played with a baseball version of the Harlem Globetrotters, a black barnstorming team, the Buckeyes.
1967-Bert "Campy" Campaneris of the Kansas City A's hit THREE TRIPLES in a 9-8, 10-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians.
1969- The Kansas City Spurs beat the Baltimore Bays at Municipal Stadium 2-0, and are later declared North American Soccer League's Champions by virtue of their 10-2-4 second record, with no post season that year. 
1977-An earlier game of the Royals was called due to rain against the Yankees.  The Royals manager Whitey Herzog filled his Royals roster differently to protest having to come back to play this make up game.  The roster included pitcher Dennis Leonard playing DH, pitcher Jim Colborn in right field and pitcher Andy Hassler at first base.  The Royals lost this game 5-3 at Yankee Stadium. 
1979-Amos Otis of the Royals goes 3 for 6, to help KC beat the Brewers in KC, 18-8.
1993- George Brett of the Royals recorded his 200th stolen base in KC's 5-4, 12-inning win over the Boston Red Sox to join Willie Mays and Hank Aaron as the only players at the time with 3,000 hits, 300 homers and 200 steals. 

August 30
1963- Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Stone Johnson, who was a sprinter in the 1960 Summer Olympics, suffered a fractured vertebra in his neck in the Chiefs final preseason game in Wichita, KS against the Houston Oilers, losing 23-17. He died 10 days later on Sept 8th and his number 33 was retired.
1980- George Brett of the Royals had 3 hits and raised his batting average to .406 in a 7-5 loss to the Texas Rangers. 
1997-Five different Royals hit homers as KC whips the Cardinals 16-5.  A brawl erupts after St. Louis Pitcher Mark Petkovsek hits Johnny Damon of the Royals with a pitch and Damon charges the mound.  Petkosvsek had just given up a grand slam to Jermaine Dye, giving the Royals a 14-1 lead. Both benches and bullpens empty onto the field. 
2009- Zack Greinke of the Royals pitched a one-hitter as KC beats Seattle 3-0. 

August 31
1905- After beating the Kansas City Blues Baseball team 6-2, eight Louisville Colonels players get hurt in collision between their coach and a trolley car in Kansas City.
1977- Royals club record 16-game winning streak begins with a 5-4 win over Texas at Royals Stadium.
1981- Dick Howser is named Manager of the Royals.
1997- Nino Da Silva becomes the youngest player at the time, in Kansas City Wizards history to make an appearance at 18 yrs, 97 days in a 2-0 loss at DC United. 
2014- Amy Rodriguez scores 2 goals off assists from 2013 MVP Lauren Holiday, to lead FC Kansas City Blues in beating the Seattle Rein in the NWSL Soccer Championship game in Seattle 2-1. 


September 1
1914- Bill "Kansas City Cylone" Lindsay, pitcher for the Kansas City Giants, passed away today, reportedly killed by a pitch in batting practice.
1916- Everett "Ziggy" Marcelle was born today. His professional sports career included catching for the Kansas City Monarchs in 1939, in 1944 played football for the Los Angeles Bulldogs of the Pacific Coast Football League and in 1948 while playing basketball for the Harlem Globetrotters in 1941-45.
1947- Ed Podolak was born today. A star running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, 1969-77. At the time of his retirement in 1977, he had a club record 4,451 rushing yards.
2015- At Kauffman Stadium, the Kansas City Royals "Franchise Four" ceremony is held as voted by the fans as the best players in franchise history at this time in history, George Brett, Frank White, Brett Saberhagen and Dan Quisenberry. 

September 2
1948- Nathaniel "Nate" Archibald was born. He played for the Kansas City Kings Basketball team, 1970-76, 6x NBA All-Star, 2x All NBA first team, 1973 NBA Scoring champ, 1973 NBA assists leader and #1 retired by the Kings.
1967- Ramon Webster of the KC A's hits the final home run by a member of the A's at Municipal Stadium in an 8-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles. 
1986- In his MLB debut, Bo Jackson of the KC Royals gets his FIRST major league hit.
2015- Yordano Ventura throws 11 strike outs for the Royals, with Royal home runs by Ben Zobrist, Lorenzo Cain, Kendrys Morales and Cheslor Cuthbert to maul the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium 12-1. 

September 3
1965- John Wyatt, pitcher of the Kansas City A's recorded TWO SAVES in a double header against the California Angels.
1995- Tamarick Vanover of the Chiefs returns a kickoff 99 yards vs Seattle, and KC wins 34-10 at Seattle. 
1996- Kevin Appier pitcher of the Royals recorded a rare feat of 4 strike outs in ONE inning during the 4th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays.

September 4
1945- The Kansas City Blues scored 11 times in the fourth inning to romp to a 17-7 win over the champion Milwaukee Brewers. A free-for-all occurred in the 5th inning when Mel Serafini of the Blues slid into Brewer catcher with spikes high and when the battle ceased, KC Manager, Casey Stengel was discovered under the heap of players. The game was called after the 7th inning.
1949- Tom Watson, Golf star from Kansas City is born.
1950- Frank White star second baseman of the KC Royals was born today, who played for KC from 1973-90, 5x All Star, 1980 ALCS MVP, 8x Gold Gloves, 1986 Silver Slugger award, Royals Hall of Fame, #20 retired.
1966- the Kansas City A's had a triple play against the Boston Red Sox at Municipal Stadium and won 7-2 and gained a split in a double header.
1971- The Kansas City Chiefs played in a home preseason game called, the Grocery Bowl after sponsor Milgram's Food Store, which was also the  MO Governor's Cup game vs the St. Louis Football Cardinals, and was a tie 17-17. 
1991- The Atlanta Attack announced they were moving to Kansas City and begin playing indoor soccer at Municipal Auditorium on Nov. 1st. 
2005- Angel Berroa of the Royals goes 2 for 5, with 5 RBI's to help KC beat the Rangers in KC 17-8.

September 5
1889- "Bingo" DeMoss was born today, the best second baseman in the early years of black baseball, who played for the Kansas City Giants, and hit .303 in 1926.
1968- The Royals first season ticket drive is launched and 2,156 tickets are sold on the first day.
1997- the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum opens in Kansas City.
1998- Preki of the KC Wizards scores 8 points in a game against San Jose, a franchise high and 2nd most in League history at the time. 

September 6
1968- Spurs Take Soccer Title...the Kansas City Spurs overcame a one-goal deficit and went on to defeat the Dallas Tornado, 2-1 and clinch the Gulf Division title in the North American Soccer League in the Cotton Bowl.
1977- Al Cowens gets five hits and the Royals win over Seattle 10-0, with Paul Splittorff getting the win. 
1978- With the Royals down 7-0 in the fourth inning, they come back to beat the A's in Oakland 11-8 in 12 innings. 
1992- Rookie Dale Carter of the Chiefs returned a punt 46 yards for a touchdown, the FIRST time he touched a ball in an NFL game, to help the Chiefs beat the Chargers 24-10 in San Diego.
1998- Derrick Thomas makes six out of the 10 sacks against the Oakland Raiders on the opening game of the season, to help the Chiefs win 28-8 at Arrowhead.
2000- Tony Meola of the KC Wizards earns his 16th clean-sheet of the season with a 1-0 win at New England and sets a MLS record at the time. 

September 7
1914- Brush Creek in Kansas City flooded during a flash flood damaging the Kansas City Packers ballpark at Gordon & Koppel Field. The fences were washed away, walls knocked down and clubhouse demolished. They were forced to play the rest of the season on the road.
1963- The Kansas City Chiefs first regular season game ever, against the Denver Broncos, with the Chiefs beating the Broncos 59-7 in front of 21,115 fans at Denver University Stadium, setting multiple Chiefs records for scoring, including Dave Grayson returning a kickoff 99 yards.  Curtis McClinton scored the first Chiefs TD, thrown by Len Dawson. 
1971- Amos Otis of the Royals steals a club record 5 bases in a game and has four hits vs. Milwaukee as the Royals win 4-3 in KC.
1975- Tony Solita of the Royals hits 3 home runs in the game at California and win 8-7. 

September 8
1942- The Kansas City Monarchs win Game 1 of the Colored World Series 8-0 over the Homestead Grays with Satchel Paige the winning pitcher.
1953- The Chicago Cubs purchase Ernie Banks from the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues for $10,000, who will hit 512 homers over a 19 year MLB career.
1965- Bert Campaneris of the Kansas City A's played all nine positions in one game called "Campy Campernaris Night" and becomes the FIRST person to play at every position during one game. The Angels beat the KC A's 5-3 in 12-innings.  Campy was injured in a collision at the plate while catching and missed the rest of the season.
1990-Pitcher Nolan Ryan gets a bloody lip after being hit by a line drive off the bat of Bo Jackson of the Royals. The Rangers won 2-1.  
1997- Before a Monday Night Football crowd in Oakland, the Chiefs drove 80 yards in the final 58 seconds for the 28-27 win, led by quarterback Elvis Grbac finding Andre Rison in the end zone for the 32 yard game winning pass. MNF announcer Al Michaels proclaimed that "Andre Rison just burned Al Davis' house down!"
2002- Priest Holmes of the Chiefs scores 4 touchdowns. Dwayne Rudd of Cleveland tosses his helmet on the field, for a 15 yd penalty, and the Chiefs win 40-39 to start the season 1-0.  
2016- The Missouri Comets rebranded the indoor soccer team name, and changed it to the Kansas City Comets.  

September 9
1938- Johnny Robinson was born today. A star of the Chiefs that was converted from a wide receiver to defensive back. He is the only Chief to score a touchdown FIVE different ways: rushing, receiving, fumble return, punt return, and interception return.
1968- Joe Gordon will have the distinction of managing his second team in Kansas City when he's hired to be the skipper of the new Kansas City Royals. He was formerly a manager for the KC Athletics.
2004- Joe Randa of the Royals gets six hits in one game. He's the FIRST player in the AL to collect 6 hits and score 6 runs in a 9 inning game, helping the Royals rout the Tigers 26-5, with the largest winning margin of the franchise at the time. The Royals get 26 hits in this game one of a double header.  The Royals lost 8 to 0 in game two.  The Royals set a franchise record for the most runs in a double header (26) despite getting shut out in game two.  
2015- The Kansas City Royals fans broke the franchise single season attendance record of the prior high of 2,477,700 in 1989. 

September 10
1922- Beals Becker of the Kansas City Blues, made 8 hits in 8 consecutive times at-bat in a double header against Minneapolis.
1940- Buck Buchanan was born today. A Hall of Famer and defensive tackle of the Kansas City Chiefs 1963-75, 6x AFL All Star, AFL All Time Team, Chiefs Hall of Fame, who retired his #86.
1942- In Game 2 at Forbes Field, in the Colored World Series, with two outs, pitcher Satchel Paige of the Kansas City Monarchs deliberately walks the bases loaded in order to face and strike out the most feared slugger in black baseball, Josh Gibson of the Homestead Grays, taunting him as he did. KC wins 8-4.
1965- The Kansas City Athletics signed pitcher who played in the Negro Leagues with the famed Kansas City Monarchs, Satchel Paige as a free agent.  Fifteen days later, the A's started the ageless wonder in a game against the Red Sox. 
1969- The Kansas City Royals used 27 players in a game at California, a Major League record at the time. 

September 11- Patriot Day
1964- Kansas City A's pitcher, John "Blue Moon" Odom's second major league appearance was an 8-0 shutout against the Baltimore Orioles. In the SAME GAME, Rocky Colavito of the A's hit his 300th career home run.
1966- Most punt return touchdowns by both teams in one game, two, which tied with others for an NFL records with KC and Buffalo getting one each, but the Chiefs win 42-20 at Buffalo.
1968- The KC Spurs one and only home playoff game, with a 1-1 draw against the San Diego Toros. 
2001- All MLB games are canceled due to the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. The Royals were scheduled to host Cleveland at Kauffman Stadium.

September 12
1899- The Kansas City Unions beat the Fort Smith Crack Shots 15-5 and 8-3 on Saturday and Sunday games. 
1933- Satchel Paige threw a 4 hitter and struck out 14 to beat the American Association All-Stars 15-2 in Bismark, ND. 
1937- Pitcher Andy Cooper of the KC Monarchs throws all 17 innings for the Monarchs in a 2-2 tie against the Chicago American Giants in Dayton, OH.
1954- With the Athletics coming to Kansas City from Philadelphia, this day was the LAST game for the Kansas City Blues Baseball team.
1959- Deron Cherry was born today, a star safety for the KC Chiefs 1981-91, 6x Pro Bowls, 1986 101 AFC Defensive Player of the Year, 1980's NFL All-Decade Team, Chiefs Hall of Fame.
1982-Wilie Aikens of the Royals goes 3 for 5,with 4 RBI's, to help KC beat the Twins in KC 18-7 and the Royals have 37 total bases a club record at the time.
1984- the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 and Dan Quisenberry became the FIRST player to record 40 SAVES in two consecutive seasons.
1985- Nick Lowery of the Chiefs kicks a 58 yard field goal against the Los Angeles Raiders, Chiefs win 36-20.
1999- Randie Carver was the North American Boxing Federation super middleweight champion when he entered the ring for a bout with Kabary Salem at Harrah's Casino.  In a brutal fight, Carver fell unconscious in the 10th round.  He died two days later. 
2014- Dom Dwyer sets a club record with his 19th goal of the season for Sporting Kansas City in a 4-0 rout of Chivas USA, and breaking the record held by Preki, who scored 18 in the Wizards inaugural season. 
2015- Mike Moustakas belted a grand slam and a three-run homer leading to a franchise-record nine RBI's in one game, to help the Royals storm to a 14-6 win over the Orioles in Baltimore. 

September 13
1913- Booker "Cannonball" McDaniels was born today. He was a pitcher and outfielder for the Kansas City Monarchs various years. While pitching for the Monarchs, he was sometimes asked to pose as Satchel Paige in barnstorming tours when Paige wasn't available. In 1942 he posted a 7-0 record on the Monarchs Negro League World Championship team.
1942- the Kansas City Monarchs win game 3 of the Colored World Series over the Homestead Grays 9-3 at Yankee Stadium. Right after this game, the Monarchs and Grays played an exhibition game as part of a doubleheader and won 5-0.
1983- Dan Quisenberry breaks the MLB record for single-season saves with his 39th. He goes on to save 45 games.
2004- John Buck of the Royals goes 4 for 5, with 5 RBI's, to help KC beat the Yankees in KC, 17-8.
2008- David Beckham with the Los Angeles Galaxy, plays in a match against the Kansas City Wizards at Arrowhead Stadium, drawing 26,113 fans.
2010- The Chiefs upset the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football 21-14, in the debut of the newly renovated Arrowhead Stadium. Dexter McCluster returned a punt 94 yards for TD.* Earlier that SAME day the Kansas City Royals played across the parking lot at Kauffman Stadium against the Oakland A's. The Royals lost 3-1. Kansas City Sports fans had a "double header" of football and baseball in one day!

September 14
1869- Charles "Kid" Nichols was born today. A baseball Hall of Famer and pitcher for the Kansas City Blues. He played for KC in 1887, 1888, 1902-03. He won 361 games and had 7 seasons of 30 or more wins in his career. He also managed Casey Stengel in the Kansas City Amateur Athletic League in 1908-09.
1921- Bunny Brief of the KC Blues hit his 36th homer of the season against Minneapolis, breaking the league record.
1986- Bo Jackson of the Royals hits the longest home run by a Royals player for the Royals Stadium history at the time, at an estimated 475 feet, over the left center field wall.  It was Bo's FIRST career home run and it helped the  Royals beat the Seattle Mariner's 10-3.  
1989- The Woodlands Horse and Dog Racing Track opens.
1998- The Royals become the fifth team in American League history to score in every inning. The resulting line score of '11311324' defeated Oakland, 16-6, at Kauffman Stadium.
1999- Mark Quinn of the Royals hits two homers in his FIRST MLB game, tied with others for MLB record, but KC lost to the Angels 5-6.
2003- Dante Hall of the Chiefs made a 100 yard kickoff return for a touchdown, the first of four consecutive games TD's.

September 15
1888- The Kansas City Blues beat the Louisville Colonels 4-2.
1895- The KC Blues got 28 hits off former Major League pitcher, Bumpus Jones and routed the Grand Rapids team 21-7.
1971- Will Shields is born today, a star guard for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1993-2006, 12x Pro Bowl, Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2003, and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 
1977- The Royals sets a team record for its 16th straight win with a win in the 2nd game of a doubleheader against Oakland.
2014- The Royals score 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th with pinch runners and the ball not leaving the infield as Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore use their speed to score as the Royals come from behind to beat the White Sox 4-3.  Dyson stole third and kept racing home on a wild pitch.  Later Gore went from second to home on an infield chopper from Cain to win. 

September 16
1928- The KC Monarchs play a night baseball game with portable electric flood lights in Concordia. 
1955- In the 8th inning of the KC A's victory over Chicago, A's infielder Alex George makes his MLB debut. The 16-year old shortstop handles two chances cleanly and strikes out in his only at bat.
1964- Betty Caywood, Chicago weather reporter, was hired by Charley Finley as the first female MLB broadcaster, providing color commentary on the radio broadcasts for the KC A's.
2000- The Kansas City Wizards beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 in a conference semi-final playoff game. 
2008- The Kansas City T-Bones baseball team win their first league championship over the Gary team 3 to 1 games.

September 17
1887- Nick Cullop was born today. A pitcher of the Kansas City Packers, who would win 22 games in 1915.
1922- The inaugural race at the Kansas City Speedway, an oval wooden board track located at 95th & Troost.  Professional drivers vied for a $30,000 prize in the big race today.  
1946- The Kansas City Monarchs win game 1 of the Negro Leagues World Series 2-1 over the Newark Eagles at the Polo Grounds in New York.
1953- Shortstop Ernie Banks from the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract with the Major League Chicago Cubs. He will enter the MLB Hall of Fame in 1977.
1967- Reggie Jackson of the Kansas City A's hit his first career home run, but the A's lost to the Angels 3-2. 
1972- In the FIRST regular season game played at Arrowhead Stadium, the KC Chiefs lose to the Miami Dolphins 20-10.
1974- Steve Busby becomes the Royals second 20 game winner.
1979- Royals George Brett is 6th to have 20 doubles/triples/HR's in a season.
1980- Dennis Leonard pitched a 3 hit shut out as the Royals clinch their fourth division title at home with a 5-0 win over California and finished the season with a 14 game lead in the standings.  The Royals set a franchise record at the time with 4 stolen bases in one inning, with two by UL Washington, and one by Willie Wilson and Amos Otis in the bottom of the first.  The was the earliest for the Royals to clinch, occurring in game 145.  In the playoffs the Royals beat the Yankees 3-0 in the ALCS and lost to Philadelphia 2-4 in the World Series. 
1990- On Monday Night Football, Stephone Paige of the Chiefs makes 9 pass receptions to gain 206 yards vs. Denver, but the Chiefs lose 23-24 in Denver.
1995- James Hasty of the Chiefs intercepts Raiders quarterback Jeff Hostetler and returns it for a TD, ending the game for a Chiefs overtime victory 23-17. 
2000-Elvis Grback of the Chiefs throws 5 TD passes against the San Diego Chargers, Chiefs win 42-10 at Arrowhead. 
2005- Preki of the KC Wizards becomes the oldest player in MLS history (at the time) to record an assist at 42 years 85 days, which was also the 98th an final assist of his career in KC, an all time club record.  
2011- The USA Women's National Soccer team plays Canada to a 1-1 tie at Livestrong Sporting Park. *
2014- Nori Aoki of the Royals was on fire setting a team record for hits in a three game series, against the White Sox, going 11 for 13 breaking George Brett's 10 for 15 three game series of hits in 1982. 

September 18
1962- Charlie Finley was denied permission to move the KC A's to Dallas/Ft. Worth.  He began scouting other locations to move the A's, such as Atlanta, Louisville, KY and even threatened to have the team play in a cow pasture in Peculiar, MO. 
1966- The KC Chiefs beat the Oakland Raiders in the very first regular season game at the new Oakland Coliseum, 32-10. 
1975- Later a Hall of Famer, Harmon Killebrew hits his 573rd and final career home run playing for the Kansas City Royals at Metropolitan Stadium against his former team the Twins.
1983- Nick Lowery of the Chiefs kicks a club record field goal of 58 yards, but the Chiefs lose 27-12 to the Washington Redskins.
1986- Lonnie Smith becomes the 3rd person in Royals history to hit 4 extra-base hits in a game with three doubles and one triple, in a 18-3 loss to California
2005- The Kansas City Chiefs and played to a dramatic finish on Sunday Night Football in Oakland as the Chiefs used a late game defensive stop to top the Raiders by 23-17.

September 19
1909- Cyclists Ready for the Six Day Grind, with preliminaries at Convention Hall last night.  A card of seven events at Convention Hall last night inaugurated a week of bicycle and motor cycle racing in Kansas City, with prominent riders from all parts of the United States and a few from foreign countries.  
1914- Brooklyn's Ed Lafitte no-hits Kansas City Packers (Federal League) 6-2.
1931- Eddie Pick of the Kansas City Blues went 6-for-6 in a game. For the season he hit 58 doubles.
1937- Ted Strong (6' 6" tall) joined the Kansas City Monarchs today, formerly playing for the Chicago American Giants baseball team AND Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. On the same day, Abner Haynes was born, a star running back for the KC Chiefs.
1980- George Brett goes 2-4 to keep his batting average at .400. The Royals defeat Oakland, 13-3, at Royals Stadium.
1983- The Virginia Slims Women's World Championship Tennis Series was held in Kansas City, KS this week.  

September 20
1972- In the 1st inning in Anaheim, Royals pitcher Steve Busby hit a grand slam home run. First base umpire called time as the play started which nullified the homer. John Mayberry of KC had already hit a grand slam in the same inning, so the Royals would have been added to the very short list of teams with two grand slams in one inning had Busby's slam counted. 
1993- The Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos on 5 field goals by Nick Lowery on Monday Night Football to win 15-7. *
2015- Kendrys Morales hits 3 home runs and a triple and broke a franchise record with 15 bases in today's game to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Tigers in Detroit, 10-3. 

September 21
1916- Ewing Kauffman was born today, first owner and founder of the Kansas City Royals.
1979- U.L. Washington of the Royals hit a home run from BOTH sides of the plate, including six RBI's today against the Oakland A's to help KC win 13-4.
2012- Head groundskeeper from 1969-1995, George Toma is inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame. 

September 22
1912- Association Park (home of the KC baseball teams: Unions, Cowboys, Monarchs and Blues) was destroyed by fire.
1937-Johnny "Schoolboy" Taylor threw a 2-0 no hitter for the New York Cubans against the Satchel Paige's Trujillo All Stars before 22,500 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York. 
1973- Nate Archibald signs a 7 year contract with the NBA Kansas City Kings for $450,000.
2009- The New York Islanders played a NHL preseason game at the Sprint Center vs the Los Angeles Kings in what some said was a test for the Kansas City hockey market. 
2013- With a full count, bases loaded, two outs, Justin Maxwell of the Royals hits a walk-off grand slam home run at Kauffman Stadium in the bottom of the 10th inning to beat the Texas Rangers, 4-0 in the last home game of the year and guarantee a winning season for the Royals. 
2014- The Royals played 2 games in Cleveland, one as the home team and other as the visitors.  The Royals completed a suspended game from Aug 31st in KC, behind 4-2 in the bottom of the 10th.  They scored one more run in Cleveland as the home team, but lost 4-3.  They then played a full game as the visitors and won 2-0 behind pitcher Danny Duffy. 

September 23
1941- Simon Nolet was born today, who later played with the Kansas City Scouts right wing and team captain, scored the 3rd most goals in Scouts history with 36. 
1946- The Kansas City Monarchs beat the Newark Eagles 15-5 in Game 3 of the Negro Leagues World Series at Blues Stadium in Kansas City.
1965- the Kansas City Athletics drew only 690 fans in a Thursday game against the Washington Senators, the LOWEST attendance in their 13-year history in KC.
1969- The Royals used a Major League Record 27 players in one game against the Twins.
1977- Al Cowens drives in 5 RBI's, Dennis Leonard pitches a complete game and the Royals clinch second straight division crown with a 7-3 win over the Angels at Anaheim. The Royals lost to the Yankees in the playoffs 2-3 in the ALCS. 
1979- J. T. Smith of the Chiefs returns a punt 88 yds. against Oakland and beat the Raiders 35-7 in KC.
1996- The Kansas City Wiz beat the Dallas Burn 3-2 in a conference semi final playoff game.  
2000- Maurice Greene from Kansas City, KS, wins the men's 100-meter dash at the Olympic Games in Australia. 

September 24
1989- At the last home game of the season the Royals drew 24,518 fans in a 4-1 win over the Seattle Mariners to set their all-time home season attendance record at 2,447,700 fans.
2000- Chiefs quarterback Elvis Grback hit wide receiver Derrick Alexander with a 22 yd pass with 2:27 to play go give the Chiefs the win 23-22 in Denver.  On the SAME day, the Kansas City Wizards beat the Colorado Rapids 3-2 in a conference semi-finals playoff game. 
2002- Raul Ibanez of the Royals hits a homer to help KC beat the Tigers, 17-2 in KC. 
2015- The Kansas City Royals clinch their first Central Division title with a win over Seattle 10-4 at Kauffman Stadium. 

September 25
1946- The Kansas City Monarchs beat the Newark Eagles 5-1 in Game 5 of the Negro Leagues World Series.
1965- Satchel Paige becomes the OLDEST person to play in a MLB game, at the age of 59, to pitch for the Kansas City Athletics. He blanks the Red Sox for 3 innings striking out one and giving up just 1 hit to Carl Yastremski.
1966- Len Dawson of the Chiefs throws FIVE touchdown passes vs. the Boston Patriots and the Chiefs win 43-24 in Boston.
1972- The Chiefs beat the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football 20-17.
1978- Dennis Leonard of the Royals wins 20th game.

September 26
1969- The game between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox was changed and played at County Stadium in Milwaukee, WI, as a marketing move by MLB. 
1973- Paul Splitorff becomes Kansas City Royals FIRST 20 game winner by beating the White Sox 6-2 at Comisky Park.
1978- The KC Royals clinch their third straight AL West Title as Larry Gura pitches a complete game 3 hitter, Amos Otis has 2 RBI's to help beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 at Royals Stadium, it is the shortest game in Royals Stadium history at 1 hour and 42 minutes.  The Royals lost to the Yankees 1-3 in the ALCS. 
1979- Frank White of the Royals hits for the cycle in California, to help KC win 4-0.
1985- Steve Balboni becomes the KC Royals single-season leader in home runs when he hit his 35th today. He finished the season with 36 homers, a club record.
1996- The Kansas City Wiz play in their FIRST ever playoff game, against the Dallas Burn, with Preki getting the winning goal.
2009- Billy Butler of the Royals became the eighth player in MLB history to hit 50 doubles in a season before turning 24 yrs old. 
2001- The Kansas City Wizards beat the Miami Fusion 3-0 in a conference semi-final playoff game.
2011-The World Wrestling Entertainment held a Monday Night Raw Super Show at the Sprint Center.  
2014- The Kansas City Royals behind pitching from Jeremy Guthrie beat the White Sox in Chicago 3-1 to clinch a spot in the playoffs for the first time in 29 years. 

September 27
1925- The Kansas City Cowboys NFL football team very first game as they beat the Duluth Kelleys 3-0 as the team played all their games on the road this season and only won two for a 2-5-1 record. 
1964- Abner Haynes became the first Chiefs player to rush (106 yards) and catch passes (117 yards) for more than 100 yards in a single game, to help the Chiefs beat the Raiders in Oakland 21-9.
1967- In what proved to be their LAST games in Kansas City, the Athletics knocked the White Sox out of the pennant race with a 5-2 and 4-0 double header sweep with Kansas City native Chuck Dobson and Jim "Catfish" Hunter the winning pitchers.  Rick Monday scored the final KC A's run. 
2003- NHL Exhibition game at Kemper Arena with the St. Louis Blues beating the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 and the largest hockey crowd in Kansas City history up to this time. *
2011- NHL Exhibition game at Sprint Center with the Pittsburgh Penguins beating the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 in overtime, with 17,779 in attendance, at the time, the largest crowd to ever see a hockey game in Kansas City.
2015- The Kansas City Royals set a new franchise record for attendance at 2,708,549 in a season with today's final home game. 

September 28
1915- The LAST game at Gordon and Koppel Field, with Kansas City Packers beating the Baltimore Terrapins 3-2. 
1931- The KC Monarchs played the House of David in a night baseball game at Muehlebach Field. 
1932- The Kansas City Monarchs had 17 hits to beat the Southern Kansas All-Stars 11-0 in Wichita, KS. 
1969- Len Dawsons back up, Jacky Lee goes down for the season, leaving Mike Livingston as the QB and the Chiefs lost to the Bengals 24-19. 
1970- In the second ever MNF game, the defending World Champion KC Chiefs make their FIRST appearance on Monday Night Football, easily beating the Colts in Baltimore 44-24. Johnny Robinson of the Chiefs makes THREE interceptions.
1984- George Brett and Frank White homered as the Royals clinch their fifth division title with a 6-5 win at Oakland, with Charlie Leibrandt getting the win.  Dan Quisenberry earned his 44th save. In the playoffs the Royals lost to the Tigers 0-3 in the ALCS. 
1992- The Chiefs beat the Los Angeles Raiders on Monday Night Football, 27-7 and lose to the Chiefs for the sixth straight time.
2002- The Kansas City Wizards beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 4-1 in a conference semi final playoff game. 
2003- Dante Hall of the Chiefs returns a kickoff 97 yards for the Chiefs against the Baltimore Ravens and win 17-10. 
2008- Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kansas Speedway today. 

September 29
1915- Pitcher Gene Packard of the Kansas City Packers won his 20th game of the season, making him the Federal Leagues only two-time twenty-game winner. He won the game 1-0 including hitting his OWN home run the only run of the game, which was only the third time this had happened in the major leagues.
1942- The Kansas City Monarchs, Champions of the Negro American Leagues beat the Negro National League Champion Washington Homestead Grays in game Four by 9-5 and in the series 4 games to 0. Home Games for KC are played at Rupert Stadium. Satchel Paige was scheduled to start as pitcher for the Monarchs in Game 4 of the Negro World Series today, but didn't arrive to the game until the 4th inning as he was arrested and fined $20 for speeding through Lancaster, PA. Satchel pitched 5 1/3 innings and got the win.
1946- The Kansas City Monarchs lose in the Negro Leagues World Series to the Newark Eagles in game 7 3-2 and in the series 4 to 3 games.
1949- Steve Busby was born today, pitching star of the Royals 1972-80, 2x All Star, 2 No-hitters, Royals Hall of Fame.
1964- The KC A's and Twins set a MLB record at the time with 44 players used in a 15 inning game, which the A's won on a long home run by Rocky Colavito, 7-6. 
1972- John Mayberry of the Royals hits both the final Royals triple and home run at Municipal Stadium in a 9-2 win over the Oakland A's. 
1976- Larry Gura shuts out the A's (4-0) to clinch the Western Divison title of the American League for the Royals.
1977- The Royals reach the 100 win mark for the first time in the nine-year history of the franchise as they defeat the California Angels 6-3. They went on to win a MLB BEST 102 games before falling to the Yankees 3-2 in the ALCS. 
1985- Chiefs safety Deron Cherry ties an NFL RECORD with 4 interceptions in the game against the Seahawks at Arrowhead to help win 28-7.
1993- George Brett singles in his final at bat at Kauffman Stadium, and kisses home plate in the final home game, as KC beats the Indians 3-2.
1996- The MOST field goals in a single game by both teams, an NFL record was set with 4 by the Chiefs and 5 by San Diego. On the SAME day, the Kansas City Wiz beat the Dallas Burn 2-1 in a conference semi-final playoff game. 
2001- Jeff Green wins the first NASCAR Busch Series race at the new Kansas Speedway today. 
2002- Trent Green of the Chiefs throws 5 touchdown passes against the Miami Dolphins to win 48-30 at Arrowhead. 
2009- The new Warpaint horse and rider were introduced at the Chiefs home opener against the Raiders.
2013- Dexter McCluster of the Chiefs returns a punt 89 yds for a TD to steamroll a 31-7 win over the NY Giants at Arrowhead Stadium and make the Chiefs 4-0 for the first time since 2003.  On the same day, Greg Holland, Royals relief pitcher gets his 47th save, a new franchise high, and tied a franchise record 103 strike outs for the season to help the Royals beat the White Sox on the last game of the season in Chicago, 4-1.  The Royals pitchers team era is 3.45 for the season with 1,208 strikeouts.  The Royals had a MLB high of 153 stolen bases for the season.  The Royals record for the season was 86-76, a best since 1989. 
2014- Running back Jamaal Charles scores 3 TD's as the Kansas City Chiefs rout quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football, 41-14 in front of a boisterous Arrowhead crowd of 76,613 that set a new Guinness Book of World Records as the loudest outdoor stadium noise at 142.2 decibels, and at times cheered "Let's Go Royals" as the KC Baseball team was playing a home wildcard playoff game the next night across the parking lot.  The Chiefs wore all red uniforms for only the second time in franchise history.  Several of the Royals players attended the game. 

September 30
1888- The Kansas City Blues score the most runs of the season to beat the Philadelphia Athletics 26-14.
1981- The LAST game at Minneapolis Metropolitan Stadium, and the Twins lose to the KC Royals 5-2.
1984- The Cleveland Browns set a team record for allowing the most sacks, 11, and the KC Chiefs win 10-6.
1985- Bret Saberhagen throws a five hitter for the Royals to win his 20th game, in a 3-1 win over the Angels that moves the Royals into a tie for first place. 
1989- Bret Saberhagen sets Royals club record 23 victories on the year after beating the Oakland A's 6-1.  He finished the season at 23-6 with a 2.16 era and 12 complete games, which were good enough to earn him the AL Cy Young Award. 
1992- The Royals George Brett get 4 hits to become the 18th to get 3,000 hits during a game at Anaheim Stadium.
2001- Jeff Gordon wins the first NASCAR Winston Cup Series race at the new Kansas Speedway today. 
2007- Greg Biffle wins the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at the Kansas Speedway today. 
2014- Being down 7-3 in the sixth inning, the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland A's in the Wildcard playoff game at Kauffman stadium 9-8 in 12 innings, as an incredible game for the ages.  The Royals were the first team to come from behind 3 times during a playoff elimination game, being down 4 runs.  Salvador Perez got the walk off hit to knock in Christian Colon and win the game in the bottom of the 12th for cheering crowd of 40,502 that reached 114 decibels. The Royals also set a record with 4 stolen bases in one inning (7 in the game). *
2015- Sporting Kansas City beat the Philadelphia Union 7-6 in penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw in the Lamar Hunt US Open Championship.  


October 1
1925- Hilldale beat the Kansas City Monarchs 5-2 in 12 innings in Game 1 of the Negro League World Series. 
1936- Kansas City Monarchs pitchers Satchel Paige and Andy Porter threw 16 strikeouts and only allowed 2 hits yet the Monarchs lost to the Major League All Stars 2-1 in Davenport, IA. 
1967- The Kansas City Athletics LAST game played before moving to Oakland. Mel Stottlemyre of the Yankees out dueled the A's pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter 4-3.
1972- Jim Kearney of the Chiefs makes TWO interceptions for TOUCHDOWNS (an NFL record) against the Denver Broncos.
1976- The Royals clinch the American League Western Division Title for the FIRST time despite a 3-4 loss to the Twins, the A's lost to the Angels to clinch it for KC. In the playoffs the Royals lost to the Yankees 3-2 in the ALCS.  Cookie Rojas and Freddie Patek celebrated their first division win by jumping into the Royals Stadium huge water fountains.  
1983- Dan Quisenberry of the Royals who became a three-time All Star led the AL in saves five times with his submarine style of pitching set a then MLB record today with 45 saves for the season.
2006- Tony Stewart wins the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at the Kansas Speedway today.  
2014- Sporting Kansas City team visited President Obama at the White House today in honor of their 2013 MLS Cup Championship.
2015-FC Kansas City beat the Seattle Reign 1-0 in the NWSL Championship, with Amy Rodriguez scoring the goal for the Blues.  FC KC beat Seattle for the second year in a row in the NWSL Championship.   

October 2
1969- The Kansas City Steers overpowered and outlasted the Burlington River Chiefs 63-38 in their season debut in a semi-professional football game in St. Joseph, MO.
1977- The Royals finish with a 102-60 record (BEST in Major League Baseball) and Dennis Leonard wins #20 in a 2-0 win over the Angels at Royals Stadium.
2000- The LARGEST onsite attendance at the Truman Sports Complex with 82,893 for the Monday Night Football game against the Seattle Seahawks, with 78,542 in Arrowhead and 4,351 persons watching a simulcast of the same game at the nearby Kauffman Stadium. The Chiefs win 24-17. *
2011- Kansas City Chiefs kicker, Ryan Succup kicks 5 field goals, including a 54 yarder to help the Chiefs beat the Vikings 22-17 at Arrowhead.
2014- In Game 1 of the ALDS, the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels (the best team in MLB with 98 wins for regular season) 3-2 in 11 innings at Anaheim behind starting pitcher Jason Vargas.  Mike Moustakas led off and homered in the 11th inning for the Boys in Blue.  "Moose" homers in the first of back-to-back 11-inning wins. This game drew the highest TV rating of 30.8 for a MLB game in Kansas City history at the time. Royals closer Greg Holland flew from Asheville, NC earlier in the day after his wife gave birth to their son the previous day, but Holland didn't arrive at the Stadium until the 5th inning, but came in for the 11th to earn the save. Pitcher Danny Duffy got the win. 

October 3
1917- John Donaldson of the All-Nations struck out 11 of the Indianapolis ABC's to help win 6-2 at Association Park. 
1924- The KC Monarchs of the Negro National League beat the Eastern Colored Leagues Hilldale Giants 6-2 in game 1 of the first Colored World Series. The 10-game event in which Kansas City will capture the crown winning 5-4 games with one tie.
1937- In an exhibition game, Willard Brown of the Kansas City Monarchs hit 4 home runs and collected 7 RBI's at Ward Field against the Kansas City, KS semi-pro team, the Kansas City All Stars.
1976- George Brett hits an inside the park home run in the 9th inning, going 3-4 in the seasons final game to edge teammate Hal McRae by .001 and finishes with a .333 average for the AL batting title.
1978- The Royals lose to the Yankees in Game 1 of the ALCS 7-1 at Royals Stadium.
1982- Willie Wilson of the Royals wins the AL batting title with a .332 average. Hal McRae finishes with 133 RBI's, top's in the AL, but KC lost 3-6 to Oakland. 
1990- George Brett pinch hits and collects a sac fly in the fifth inning against Cleveland. Later, in the same game, Brett lashes a seventh inning single to clinch his third American League batting crown. Brett finished at .3290 ahead of the A's Rickey Henderson at .3252. Brett is the first player in MLB history to win three batting titles in three different decades. 
1993- George Brett gets a single in his final at bat for his career off Tom Henke at Texas, for a career total 3,154 hits.
2007- Ground is broken on a $250 million renovation at Kauffman Stadium.
2010- Greg Biffle wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kansas Speedway today. 
2014- In Game 2 of the ALDS, the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 in 11 innings in Anaheim, behind starting pitcher Yordano Ventura.  This was the third extra-inning consecutive post season game and win for the Royals. The Royals are the first team in MLB history to win their first three games of the post season in extra-innings.  Eric Hosmer hits a two-run home run in the 11th to break a 1-1 tie. The Royals who were MLB worst in homers for the regular season have homered in two consecutive games for wins. At the time only 5 other teams in MLB history have won three extra inning post season games in one post season, and all of them won the World Series.  On the same day, Kevin Harvick sets a Kansas Speedway track qualifying record at 197.773 in this Chevrolet in preparation for the Hollywood Casino 400 at the track on Oct 5th. 

October 4
1941- Jerrel Wilson was born today. A punter for the Kansas City Chiefs 1963-77, 3x AFL All Star, 3x Pro Bowl, Chiefs Hall of Fame.
1949- Tom Watson was born, later a golf legend from Kansas City and in the MO Sports Hall of Fame. 
1964- Bobby Hunt of the Chiefs makes FOUR interceptions agains the Houston Oilers and the Chiefs win 28-7 in Kansas City.
1970- KC Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal, but the Chiefs lose 13-26 in Denver to the Broncos.
1972- Roger Nelson throws a two hitter as the Royals shut out the Texas Rangers 4-0 in the LAST game played at Municipal Stadium. John Mayberry hits the last home run at the Municipal Stadium and next season hits the first homer in new Royals Stadium.  Amos Otis scored the final Royals run.  This was also Ted Williams LAST game to manage.
1978- The Royals get 16 hits and beat the Yankees 10-4 in Game 2 of the ALCS at Royals Stadium. The top six in the order -- Brett, McRae, Otis, Porter, LaCock and Hurdle -- all post multiple hits. Royals Hall of famer Fred Patek posted the sole HR, and Gura gets the win and even the series 1-1.
1980- Hal McRae goes 3 for 4 with 5 RBI's, and Dennis Leonard becomes a 20 game winner for the third time in his Royals career by beating Minnesota 17-1. Willie Wilson is the first player in MLB history to get 700 at bats in one season, and sets the mark for most singles in a season with 183. Brett goes 2 for 4 to finish with a .390 average and win the AL batting title. 
1985- The Kansas City Royals clinched a tie with the Angels for the AL West Title with a 4-2 win over the Oakland A's. 
1998- Rain was coming down in droves for the Sunday Night Football contest against the Seattle Seahawks. The night was highlighted by a 80-yard TD pass from QB Rich Gannon to WR Andre Rison in the 3rd quarter, putting the game out of reach and sealed the rain-soaked victory for the Chiefs 17-6.
2009- Tony Stewart wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kansas Speedway today. 

October 5
1924- The inaugural game of the Kansas City Blues NFL Football team.  The Blues lost 3-0 to the Badgers at Milwaukee.  
1977- The Royals win ALCS game 1 against the Yankees 7-2 at Yankee Stadium.  The Royals are powered by HRs from Al Cowens and Royals Hall of Famers Hal McRae and John Mayberry, and Splittorff gets the win.
1980- George Brett wins his second AL batting title with a .390 average. Willie Wilson of the Royals sets a MLB record for the MOST at bats in a season with 705.
1981- The Royals beat the Indians 9-0 and clinch the second half AL West Title. Because of the earlier strike, a divisional playoff will determine the winner of the AL West, and the Royals will meet the Oakland A's in a best of 5 series. 
1985- Willie Wilson of the Royals gets the last of his 3 hits, an RBI single to drive in Pat Sheridan in the 10th inning as the Royals clinch the AL West title by beating the A's 5-4 on the second to the last game of the season. Dan Quisenberry get the win by going 3 innings of scoreless relief.  In the playoffs the Royals came back from 3-1 deficits to beat Toronto 4-3 in the ALCS and St. Louis 4-3 in the World Series. 
1990- The Kansas City Blades Hockey team play their first IHL game vs the Phoenix Roadrunners.
2003- Dante Hall of the Chiefs returns a punt 93 yds. against Denver, for the Chiefs to win 24-23 and give the Chiefs a 5-0 start.  Also a NFL record at the time for Dante with four TD returns in four games. 
2014- The Kansas City Royals beat the LA Angels 8-3 at Kauffman Stadium in Game 3 of the ALDS, to sweep the Halos and advance to the ALCS against the Orioles.  Big Game James Shields is the starting pitcher for KC, who gets backed with homers from Hosmer and Moustakas. DH Billy Butler shocked the Angels and crowd when he stole a base.  Gordon drives in 3 with a bases loaded double.  On the same day, Joe Logano wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race today at the Kansas Speedway.  

October 6
1922- Kansas City Baseball Championship series begins with the Kansas City Monarchs vs. the Kansas City Blues at Association Park, a nine game series. The Monarchs won the series 5 games out of 6.
1960- Albert Lewis was born today, a star cornerback for the KC Chiefs from 1983-93.
1963- The KC Chiefs very FIRST HOME Opener game, beating the Houston Oilers 28-7 before 27,801 at Municipal Stadium.
1977- Royals lose to Yankees in Game 2 of the ALCS 6-2.
1978- George Brett hits three consecutive home runs off Jim "Catfish" Hunter in Game 3 of the ALCS vs. Yanks at Yankee Stadium. NY wins 6-5. 
1981- The Royals (second half of season champion) play in the ALDS against the Oakland A's (first half of season champion), but lose 4-0 at Royals Stadium. This was the FIRST ALDS, which was created in response to the strike this year.
2000- The Kansas City Wizards beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 in the conference finals playoff game. 
2013- Kevin Harvick wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kansas Speedway today. 

October 7
1886- By an oversight, the Kansas City Cowboys failed to show up for the morning game of a morning/afternoon doubleheader in Washington. KC lost the second game by a score 12-3.
1935- Babe Ruth and Dizzy Dean with other stars played baseball at Muehlebach Field as part of a barnstorming tour, but a crowd of fewer than 900 attended.   
1973- Ed Podolak of the Chiefs catches 12 pass receptions in a game vs. Denver. On the SAME day, Priest Holmes is born, later to rush for more than 6,000 yards for the Kansas City Chiefs.
1977- Royals win ALCS game 3 over the Yankees 6-2 at Royals Stadium, with Dennis Leonard throwing a four-hit game, and putting KC up 2-1 in the series.
1978- The Royals lose to the Yankees in Game 4 of the ALCS 2-1 and lose the series 3-1 games.
1981- The Royals play Game 2 of the ALDS against the A's at Royals Stadium, but lose 2-1.
1991- The Chiefs whip the AFC Champion Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead on Monday Night Football 33-6.
1996- The Chiefs lose to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football 17-7 at Arrowhead Stadium. *
1999- US Women's Cup Game against Finland, with USA winning easily 6-0 for a crowd of 36,405 at Arrowhead Stadium, in the second round of a 3 city tournament, including a goal by superstar Mia Hamm. *

October 8
1886- The Kansas City Cowboys refused to play the first game of a morning/afternoon double header and a forfeit was awarded to Washington.  The two teams played to a 2-2 tie in the second game of the day.  
1913- Ted Rasberry was born today. He was the owner, operator and manager of the Kansas City Monarchs from 1956-1961. While with the Detroit Stars, Ted bought pitcher/outfielder, Charley Pride his first guitar, who later became more famous for Country Western singing than professional baseball.
1938- The Kansas City Blues beat Newark, both NY Yankee farm clubs in the Little World
Series, four games to three.
1946- Paul Splitorff was born today. A pitching star of the Royals.
1967- Len Dawson of the Chiefs throws FIVE touchdown passes vs. Miami to win 41-0 at Municipal Stadium.
1977- The Royals lose to the Yankees in Game 4 of the ALCS 6-4 at Royals Stadium.
1980- Royals win Game 1of the ALCS over the Yankees 7-2 at Royals Stadium behind Larry Gura throwing a complete game and allowing 10 hits.  Frank White hits a game-tying two run double in the second inning. 
1985- The Royals lose to the Blue Jays 6-1 in Game 1 of the ALCS in Toronto.

October 9
1886- Prior to the game, Washington Manager Gaffney received several telegraphs from the St. Louis Manager claiming  that there was a plot to throw the game, but Washington won 3-0 over the Kansas City Cowboys.
1933- 14,000 fans in Kansas City came to see Dizzy Dean pitch for the semi-pro Kansas City Mills with other stars against the Satchel Paige Monarchs in a barnstorming game. Chet Brewer pitched for the Monarchs with others.  Dean's boys beat the Monarchs 13-3.  
1944- Fred Patek was born today. A star shortstop of the Royals 1971-79, 3x All Star, Royals Hall of Fame.
1974- The FIRST game played by the Kansas City Scouts NHL Hockey team and Simon Nolet scores the very first Scouts goal.
1976- The FIRST postseason game in Kansas City with the Royals losing 4-1 to the NY Yankees in the ALCS Game 1. Yankee pitcher was ace Jim "Catfish" Hunter (former Kansas City Athletic) against ex-Yankee Larry Gura for the Royals.
1977- the Royals lose Game 5 of the ALCS to the Yankees 5-3 and lose the series 3-2 games.
1980- The LARGEST crowd in Royals Stadium history sees a dramatic 3-2 Royals victory over the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALCS, with an attendance of 42,633 and take the series lead 2-0.
1981- The Royals play in Game 3 of the ALDS against the A's but lose 4-1 in Oakland, and lose the series 3-0.
1985- The Royals lose to the Blue Jays in Game 2 of the ALCS 6-5 in 10 innings in Toronto.
1995- Tamarick Vanover of the Chiefs returns a punt 86 yards in overtime to give the Chiefs a 29-23 win over San Diego on Monday Night Football at Arrowhead Stadium, and KC goes to 5-1. The Arrowhead crowd was so loud during the return, that the radio call by Mitch Holthus on KCFX was drowned out after Vanover crossed midfield. 
2011- Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kansas Speedway today. 
2015- Salvador Perez homers and the Kansas City Royals beat the Astros at Kauffman Stadium 5-4 in game 2 of the ALDS to tie the series at 1-1. 

October 10
1925- The Kansas City Monarchs lose in the Negro Leagues World Series, 5 games to 1 to the Hilldale Daisies. Home games for the Monarchs are played at Muhlebach Field.
1976- Royals beat the Yankees 7-3 to win FIRST game in post season history, Game 2 of the ALCS, with Paul Splittorff getting the win for a KC record crowd at the time of 41,091.
1980- George Brett hit a three run home run off Goose Gossage in Game 3 of ALCS at Yankee Stadium that went into the third deck, sealing a 3 game sweep of the ALCS by the Royals, and sending the Royals to their first World Series. Dan Quisenberry shut down the Yanks 1-2-3 in the 9th inning. Frank White named the MVP.
2014- Alcides Escobar homers in the third inning.  In the 10th inning, Alex Gordon hits a homer to break the tie, then Mike Moustakas hits a two run homer to help the Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 in Game 1 of the ALCS in Baltimore.  

October 11
1924- The FIRST Negro League World Series Game was played between the Kansas City Monarchs and the Hilldale Giants, in Kansas City.
1976- The Royals beat the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALCS at Royals Stadium 7-3.
1972- The FIRST game played by the Kansas City Kings NBA Basketball Team.
1985- George Brett in Game 3 of the ALCS, went 4 for 4, including two home runs, leading the Royals to their first win of the series against the Blue Jays, with a score of 6-5 at Royals Stadium.
2013- Peter Vermes is inducted into the US National Soccer Hall of Fame.  Peter played for the Kansas City Wizards 2000-2002, was MLS defender of the year in 2000, helped the Wizards win the MLS Cup in 2000 and coached the Wizards/Sporting Kansas City after 2009. 
2014- Lorenzo Cain makes several good catches, gets 4 hits. Mike Moustakas hits his 4th homer of this post season to tie a franchise record for most in a postseason with Willie Aikens who hit 4 in 1980.  Escobar drives in the go-ahead run with a double in the ninth.  The Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 in Game 2 of the ALCS in Baltimore. 

October 12
1899- Women cyclists meet in a great race at the KC Convention Hall. 
1924- The Kansas City Giants appear in the Kansas City Journal, the FIRST time a KC daily newspaper had carried black ballplayers pictures, when they appeared today as the 1924 Negro World Series Champions.
1934- Dizzy Dean and his All Stars played the KC Monarchs in an exhibition game in KC at Muehebach Field, with the Monarchs winning 7-0. Andy Cooper, Monarchs pitcher went the distance and only allowed 4 hits.
1954- A Philadelphia group comes forward to keep the team in Philly, but AL owners approve the sale of the A's to Arnold Johnson, who will move the team to Kansas City. In a last minute deal to keep the A's in Philly, Charlie Finley is part of the Philly group, who will eventually buy the team after it goes to Kansas City and then moving it to Oakland.
1969- The Chiefs home opener was played in a day long deluge referred to as a "frog strangler" by Chiefs broadcaster Bill Grigsby, with 14 fumbles between the Chiefs and Oilers, but the Chiefs win 24-0.
1976- The Royals lose to the NY Yankees in Game 3 of the ALCS 5-3 at Yankee Stadium.
1985- The Royals lose to the Blue Jays 3-1 in Game 4 of the ALCS at Toronto.
2003- The Kansas City Chiefs OT victory pushes their record to 6-0 to start the season by beating the Green Bay Packers 40-34.
2015- Salvador Perez and Eric Hosmer hit homers in Game 4 of the ALDS vs the Astros at Minute Maid Park.  The Royals behind 6-2 in the 7th inning, score 5 in the 8th and 2 in the 9th to come from behind to win 9-6 and tie the series at 2-2. 

October 13
1924- Babe Ruth belted one of the longest home runs hit at a minor league park at the time during a Mercy Hospital benefit game at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City.
1929- The Kansas City Blues won the Little World Series, 5 games to 3, plus one tie, beating Rochester, in the final game 6-5 in 11 innings.
1935- Satchel Paige pitcher for the KC Monarchs won 6-0 in an exhibition game in Kansas City against an all-star team of heroes of the 1935 World Series, including Tommy Bridges, Charles Gehringer and Schoolboy Rowe.
1946- The Satchel Paige All Stars beat the Bob Feller All Stars at Blues Stadium in KC.
1963- The Chiefs beat the Houston Oilers 28-7 in the first regular season game at Municipal Stadium with Len Dawson throwing the first TD pass to Fred Arbanas. 
1976- The Royals beat New York at Yankee Stadium in Game 4 the ALCS, by 7-4, Bird relieves Gura and gets the win to even the series 2-2.
1984- The original artificial turf is pulled out of Royals Stadium to replace it with natural grass for next season.
1985- The Royals beat the Blue Jays 2-0 in Game 5 of the ALCS at Royals Stadium with Royals pitcher Danny Jackson getting the shutout on eight hits and gets KC the second win against three for Toronto for the series.
1991- Linebacker Chis Martin of the Chiefs returns a fumble 101 yards for club record and touchdown to help beat the Miami Dolphins 42-7 at Arrowhead.
2007- the Sprint Center opens.
2013- A Guinness World Record is set for the loudest crowd at an outdoor stadium at 137.5 decibels at Arrowhead Stadium and another record of the most planes in a stadium fly-over at 49, as the Chiefs beat the Oakland Raiders 24 to 7 for a loud and proud crowd of 76,394. The Chiefs sacked Terrelle Pryor, Raiders Quarterback 10 times.  The Raiders faced pressure from the crowd and Chiefs defense with an amazing 3rd down and 48 yards for a first down during the game! 

October 14
1917- The Kansas City Sun reported that Schmelzer's All Nations team would be playing a home game in KC for a double header, noting that John Donaldson would pitch.    
1923- The Kansas City Blues beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 in Game 3 of a nine-game Junior World Series, with the largest crowd to attend a minor league game to that point of 23,105.
The Blues later won the series.
1976- George Brett ties the game in the 8th inning with a three-run home but the Royals lose to NY in Game 5 of the ALCS 7-6 and lose the series 3 games to 2.
1980- Willie Aikens hits two homers (his 26th birthday) and Amos Otis adds another but the Phillies beat the Royals 7-6 in the Royals FIRST World Series game. Otis's home run came in his FIRST World Series at bat! Aikens followed AO with a homer in the next at bat.
1981-The official Comets AstroTurf was installed at Kemper Arena for the first time.  Ticket prices run between $4-8.50 for their first season 1981-82.
2014- The Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles in Game 3 of the ALCS at Kauffman Stadium, 2-1.  Mike Moustakas makes the defensive play of the post season while throwing himself over the railing of the third base dugout suites to catch a foul ball, with Royal fans catching him from the fall. Billy Butler's sac fly lifts the Royals. * 
2015- Johnny Cueto retires 19 consecutive batters to set a new franchise post season record in a 7-2 win of the Royals over the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the ALDS at Kauffman Stadium, and win the series 3-2 games. 

October 15
1927- Babe Ruth played in an exhibition game in Kansas City against the Larrupin' Lou's.  Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig presented a refrigerator to Children's Mercy Hospital while in town. 
1968- The Royals win a coin flip with the Seattle Pilots for the first pick in the American League portion of the 1968 MLB Expansion Draft. Kansas City selects right-handed pitcher Roger Nelson of the Baltimore Orioles who becomes the first player ever on the Royals Major League roster. 
1980- George Brett is forced out of the game with a severe case of hemorroids in Game 2 of the World Series in Philadelphia, with the Phillies beating the KC Royals 6-4.
1985- The Royals beat the Blue Jays 5-3 in Game 6 of the ALCS at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, with George Brett homering off Alexander to tie the series at three games each.
2000- The Kansas City Wizards Soccer team beats the Chicago Fire 1-0 for the MLS Cup Championship Game, with Molnar scoring for KC.
2004- The FIRST game of the Kansas City Outlaws hockey team with Bill Zalba scoring the very first Outlaws goal.
2005- Preki of the KC Wizards becomes the oldest player to score a goal in MLS history at the time, at 42 years 113 days in a 2-2 tie at Dallas, also his final MLS match. The goal his 71st for KC, an all time club record at the time. 
2014- The Kansas City Royals beat Baltimore in Game 4 of the ALCS at Kauffman Stadium 2-1 to sweep the Orioles, and win the Royals 8th consecutive post season game, a new MLB record at the time.  The Royals have now won 11 consecutive post season games going back to 1985. The Royals win the American League pennant and head to the World Series to play San Francisco.  Lorenzo Cain, Royals centerfielder won the ALCS MVP.  

October 16
1917- The most disastrous fire that the Kansas City stockyards has experienced occurs, with the loss of livestock estimated at $1,000,000, loss in yards and buildings is $175,000, and impacts the American Royal. 
1955- Wilf Paiement was born, later to become the No. 2 overall pick in the NHL draft in 1974 by the new franchise, Kansas City Scouts Hockey team.
1956- The Kansas City Athletics purchased Bob Cerv for cash from the New York Yankees, who with the A's his 1958 season, hit 38 home runs and 104 RBI's.
1985-With bases loaded and two outs in the sixth, Jim Sundberg's 3-RBI Triple in Game 7 in ALCS, to beat the Blue Jays in Toronto, 6-2, the series 4-3 games and win their second AL pennant. Charlie Leibrandt gets the 6-2 victory and puts the Royals in the World Series. George Brett is named the ALCS MVP.
2004- Women's soccer friendly match at Arrowhead with USA beating Mexico 1-0.
2009- The first game of the Missouri Mavericks hockey team, with Carlyle Lewis scoring the first Mav's goal. 
2015- Salvador Perez homers and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-0 in Game 1 of the ALCS at Kauffman Stadium. *

October 17 
1980- The FIRST World Series game played in Kansas City, for a crowd of 42,380 with George Brett hitting a home run in his first at bat, Willie Aikens 10-inning single scored Willie Wilson to give the Royals a win (Game 3) 4-3 in 10 innings over Philadelphia Phillies. Dan Quisenberry becomes the FIRST Royals pitcher to win a World Series game.
1994- The Chiefs battled the Denver Broncos with legendary quarterbacks Joe Montana of the Chiefs and John Elway of the Broncos on Monday Night Football at Mile High Stadium. The lead changed several times with the Chiefs winning 31-28 with 0:08 remaining in the contest on a 5 yd pass from Joe Montana to Willie Davis. Montana threw for 393 yards. One of the best Monday Night Football games of all time.
1995- A press release goes out about the new MLS soccer team for KC being named in a fan contest by Sarah Starr (who named them the Wizards)
2015- With the Kansas City Royals down 3-0 in the 7th inning, the Royals scored 5 runs on 6 hits in the bottom of the 7th to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 in Game 2 of the ALCS at Kauffman Stadium to take a 2-0 lead in the series. 

October 18
1967- The AL owners grant Charlie Finley permission to move the A's to Oakland from Kansas City. To avoid a long legal battle, the AL awards a NEW franchise to Kansas City to replace the team it is losing.  
1971- The Chiefs beat the Steelers on Monday Night Football 38-16 and Otis Taylor makes 6 pass receptions to gain 190 yards in the only regular season Monday Night Football game played at KC's Municipal Stadium.
1980- Willie Aikens homers twice to lead the Royals to win Game 4 of the World Series in Kansas City with the Royals winning 5-3. Willie became the only player in World Series history to hit two homers in the same game TWICE during the same World Series. 
1987-The Chiefs replacement team (strike) loses its third straight game, 26-17 to the Broncos. 

October 19
1884- The Kansas City Unions Baseball team beat the Washington Nationals 12-1 today to end the season 16-63-3.
1967- Sen. Stuart Symington (D-MO) takes to the floor of the U.S. Senate and refers to Kansas City Athletics owner Charles Finley as "one of the most disreputable characters ever to enter the American sports scene, and Oakland the luckiest city since Hiroshima."  The animosity between Finley and Kansas City leads to the A's departure and an American League promise of a new expansion club in Kansas City.
1969- Mike Livingston of the Chiefs throws a 93 yard pass completion to Otis Taylor vs. Miami.
1980- Game 5 of the World Series at Royals Stadium, with the Phillies beating the Royals 4-3.
1985- Game 1 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium with the St. Louis Cardinals winning 3-1 over the Royals.  Frank White who batting clean up, became only the second second baseman to bat clean up in a World Series Game, with the first being Jackie Robinson for the Brooklyn Dodgers. 
1986- Lloyd Burruss of the Chiefs makes TWO interceptions for TOUCHDOWNS (an NFL record) against San Diego.
1994- Royals Bob Hamelin is named American League rookie of the year.
2014- Jamaal Charles, running back for the Chiefs ran 16 yards for a TD and set a new Chiefs franchise record for career rushing yards at 6,113, breaking the record of Priest Holmes of 6,070 yards. Rookie kicker Cairo Santos kicked a game winning 48-yard field goal to help the Chiefs beat the Chargers 23-20 in San Diego. 

October 20
1924- in Game Ten, the Kansas City Monarchs, the Negro National League Champions wins the FIRST Negro League World Series, 5 games to 4 (1 game was a tie) over the Hilldale Club of the Eastern Colored League Champions. 38 year old pitcher, Jose Mendez, one of Cuba's greatest pitchers, as manager/player names himself to pitch for the Monarchs and gets the shutout and win including scoring a run himself to win 5-0.
1963- Abner Haynes gains 149 yards for the Chiefs against San Diego. 
1985- Game 2 of the World Series at Royals Stadium, with the Cardinals winning 4-2 over the Royals.
2001- Vlatko Andonovski scores the very first goal for the Kansas City Comets (the 2nd version of Comets) soccer team. 
2003- After the KC Chiefs jumped out to an early halftime lead vs. the Raiders in Oakland on Monday Night Football, the Raiders mounted a 4th quarter comeback, narrowing the Chiefs lead to one score. KC punted to Oakland with 1:47 left in the game. Oakland drove to the Chiefs 14 yard line and on first and 10, Jerome Woods and Greg Wesley stopped WR Tim Brown on the one yard line as time expired to seal the 17-10 victory.
2010- The first game of the Missouri Comets soccer team, with Mirsad Dzilic scoring the first goal. 
2015- The Kansas City Royals beat the Blue Jays in Toronto 14-2 in Game 4 of the ALCS to take a 3-1 lead in the series. The Royals scored the most runs in a post season game in franchise history.  The Royals LCS batting average is .331, at this time the best in LCA history. 

October 21
1902- Stars of National and All-American (later American) leagues play an exhibition game in Kansas City.
1928- Whitey Ford was born today. A Hall of Famer and New York Yankee star pitcher who was 6-3 in 12 games with the Yanks farm team, the Kansas City Blues in 1950.
1980- Game 6 of the World Series in Philadelphia, with the Phillies winning the game 4-1 and winning the series 4-2 games over the Royals.
2005- The Kansas City Chiefs game was played today on a Friday, instead of on Sunday, due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Wilma in Florida. Despite flying to Miami the morning of the game, the Chiefs beat the Dolphins 30-20.
2007-Chiefs running back Larry Johnson rushed for 112 yards and a TD to help KC beat the Raiders 12-10, for the ninth straight time. 
2012- Matt Kenseth wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway today. 
2014- Game 1 of the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants, both wildcard teams in the playoffs.  Royals catcher Salvador Perez homers, but the Giants win 7-1 at Kauffman Stadium. 

October 22
1922- Babe Ruth & Bob Meusel playing with an All Star Team come to Kansas City to play the Kansas City Monarchs in a doubleheader exhibition game. The Monarchs won one game 10-5 despite the Babe going 4 for 4.
1985- Frank White Home Run and run scoring double in Game 3 of World Series, leading the Royals to a 6-1 win.  Bret Saberhagen gets the win to give KC their first win against two for the Redbirds for the Fall Classic.
1989- The Chiefs Christian Okoye rushed for a career best 170 yards in a 36-28 win over the Dallas Cowboys at Arrowhead Stadium. 
2014- Royals closer Greg Holland wins the inaugural Mariano Rivera Award as the seasons best AL relief pitcher.  The Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium, 7-2, with a homer from Royal second baseman, Omar Infante. 23 year old pitcher, Yordano Ventura becomes the first rookie to start a World Series game for the Royals at any position. *

October 23
1945- Shortstop, Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers to play at their farm club, the Montreal Royals.
1966- Bert Coan of the Chiefs scores 4 touchdowns to help KC win 56-10 in Denver.  
1985- Game 4 of the World Series with the Cardinals winning 3-0 over the Royals and taking a 3-1 series lead.
2010- Birahim Diop scored a HAT TRICK to help the Kansas City Wizards beat the San Jose Earthquakes 4-1, and their LAST game played at Community America Ballpark.
2015- With home runs from Ben Zobrist and Mike Moustakas, the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 at Kauffman to win the ALCS 4-2 games and win the American League Pennant. *

October 24
1971- The largest crowd of 51,989 to see a Chiefs game at Municipal Stadium vs. Washington, KC wins 27-20. 
1985- Danny Jackson pitches to help the Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 5 of the World Series to send the series back to Kansas City and give KC two wins against three for the Cards.  In the 7th inning, Danny Jackson pitches an "Immaculate Inning" striking out 3 batters on 9 consecutive pitches, against Terry Pendleton, Tom Nieto and Brian Harper. 
1990- The Kansas City Blades win their first IHL hockey game against the Salt Lake Golden Eagles.
2004- The Chiefs score EIGHT rushing touchdowns in one game, setting an NFL record. Priest Holmes scoring 4 and Derrick Blaylock scoring 4. KC throttles Atlanta 56-10.
2007- The Baseball Hall of Fame posthumously honors Kansas City Monarchs player Buck O'Neill with a Lifetime Achievement Award named in his memory. Buck was the FIRST black coach in MLB history.
2014- On Gold Glove first baseman Eric Hosmers 25th birthday, the Kansas City Royals beat the Giants in Game 3 of the World Series in San Francisco 3-2, to take a 2-1 games lead in the Fall Classic.  Royals reliever Brandon Finnegan pitched in the College World Series for TCU, earlier this year before being drafted by the Royals, also pitched in the MLB World Series in the same year.  Closer Greg Holland ties a record for the most saves in a post season wit seven.  This year is the 25th anniversary of the World Series earthquake in San Francisco.  

October 25
1923- The Kansas City Blues of the American Association beat Baltimore of the International League, 5-2 in the ninth and final game of the Little World Series to capture the set five games to four.
1987- Carlos Carson of the Chiefs makes 9 pass receptions to gain 197 yards vs. the Chargers, but the Chiefs lose 21-42 in San Diego.
1994- Kansas City native, David Cone of the Royals wins the American League Cy Young award after posting a 16-5 record with a 2.94 ERA in the strike shortened season.
1997- Preki of the Kansas City Wizards is named the MLS MVP for the season. 
2014- The Royals lost Game 4 of the World Series to the Giants in San Francisco 4-11. 

October 26
1909- John Kling to Build His Own 1910 Ball Park are news headlines.  Planning for a better league for next season. Kling has no hope of being traded by Murphy and will therefore form a fast semi-pro organization.  With the close of the Kansas City League, comprised of six clubs and which had a most successful seaons, comes this announcement from John Kling, the champion catcher of the world in 1908, that he will remain in Kansas City next year and will have a ball park, a team and possibly a league of his own.  
1924- The first win of the Kansas City Blues NFL football team, 23-7 over the Rock Island Independents at Muehlebach Field. 
1980- Nick Lowery of the Chiefs kicks a 4th quarter, 40 yard field goal to help KC beat Detroit 20-17. 
1985- Dane Iorg pinch hits for Dan Quisenberry in Game 6 of the World Series, at Royals Stadium, with a two run, bases loaded, game winning hit, and the Royals win 2-1 to tie the series at three games each and sends the World Series to Game 7.
1991- the Kansas City Blades win their tenth consecutive game to start the season, establishing a record.
2014- The Kansas City Royals lost to the Giants 0-5 in the World Series in San Francisco. On the same day, Knile Davis runs back a kick off return 99 yards for a TD, along with 2 TD's from Jamaal Charles as the Chiefs whip the Rams at Arrowhead 34-7. 

October 27
1981-The Kansas City Comets made their debut with a 5-2 exhibition win at Kemper Arena for 14,080 fans to introduce indoor soccer to Kansas City for the first time.
1985- Royals outfielder Darryl Motley hits a two-run homer, catches the final out and the Royals win a FIRST World Series for a Kansas City team by beating the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 7 of the 82nd World Series, 11-0. George Brett had four hits and Bret Saberhagen pitches a 5 hit shutout and is named the World Series MVP.
1996- Tamarick Vanover of the Chiefs returns a kickoff 97 yards against the Denver Broncos. 
2007- The Kansas City Wizards beat Chivas USA 1-0 in a conference semi final playoff game. 
2015- Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez was the starting pitcher in Game 1 of the World Series and unaware of his father death earlier that day. Alcides Escobar, Royals shortshop, hit an inside-the-park home run on the first pitch in the bottom of the first at Kauffman Stadium. Royals left fielder, Alex Gordon hit a home run in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game.  Eric Hosmer hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 14th to drive in the winning run and beat the New York Mets 5-4, and take a 1-0 lead in the series.  This was the longest Game 1 of the World Series so far in history and took just over five hours to play.  

October 28
1947- The first game of the Kansas City Blues Basketball team in the Professional Basketball League of America, in Wichita, KS but the Blues lost to the Atlanta Crackers 38-48. 
1985- The Kansas City Royals celebrate their World Series victory with a ticker tape parade down Grand Avenue.
1991- The Chiefs come from behind on Monday Night Football to beat the Los Angeles Raiders on Monday Night Football, 24-21.
2014- The Royals beat the Giants in Game 6 of the World Series 10-0 at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals set a franchise record with seven runs and eight hits in the second inning.  It was a World Series record for most scored in the 2nd inning.  Mike Moustakas hit a homer to break a franchise record of 5 post season HR's, beating Willie "Mays" Aikens 4 HR's in 1980.  Eric Hosmer ties a franchise record for 20 hits in a post season with Willie Wilson, and his 12 RBI's set a team record.
2015- Johnny Cueto throws a complete game 2 hitter to help the Royals beat the New York Mets 7-1, at Kauffman Stadium in Game 2 of the World Series and take a 2-0 lead.  With the Royals win in Game 1 happening just after midnight, the Royals won TWO World Series Games today!  

October 29
1996- The NBA announced the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team, with Nate "Tiny" Archibald of the Kansas City Kings named to the team.
2006- Larry Johnson of the Chiefs scores 4 touchdowns to help KC win 35-28 at Arrowhead. 
2014- The Royals lost to the Giants 3-2 in Game 7 of the World Series. Up to now, no team has had a better post season record at 11-4, a .773 winning percentage as the Royals and lost the World Series.  

October 30
1958- Joe Delaney was born today, a star running back for the KC Chiefs, from 1981-82.
2004- The Kansas City Wizards beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 in a conference semi final playoff game. 
2015- In Game 3 of the World Series Raul Mondesi Jr makes his MLB debut for the Royals, the first player ever to do so at a World Series in MLB history. He struck out and the Royals lost 9-3 to the New York Mets. 

October 31- Halloween
1891- The FIRST football game between the Kansas Jayhawks and Missouri Tigers at Exposition Park (Montgall & Truman Rd) in Kansas City. A crowd of 3,000 saw the Jayhawks win 22-8.
1947-The first home opener for the Kansas City Blues Basketball team, hosting the Tulsa Ranchers, but lost 38-46. 
1957- Lloyd Burruss was born today, a star safety for the KC Chiefs from 1981-91, 1981 Mack Lee Hill Award, 1985 Chiefs Team MVP, 1986 Pro Bowl, Chiefs Hall of Fame.
1981-The Kansas City Royals begin playing 17 exhibition games against pro Japanese teams and all-star teams in Japan through Nov. 24th. The Royals went 9-7-1 in this series.  
1985- The World Champion Kansas City Royals visit President Ronald Regan at the White House.
2000- Jarkko Ruutu scores his first professional hat trick for the Kansas City Blades hockey team.
2015- In the franchise first game played on Halloween, the Kansas City Royals come from behind with 3 runs in the 8th to beat the Mets 5-3 in Game 4 of the World Series at Citi Field in New York to take a 3-1 games lead in the series. 


November 1- All Saints Day
1964- Len Dawson of the Chiefs passes for a club record 435 yards and six touchdowns as the Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos 49-39 at Municipal Stadium.
1970- The day of "The Brawl" Chiefs vs. Raiders. While Chiefs QB Len Dawson was lying on the ground after the play, he was spearheaded by Oakland's Ben Davidson in a late hit. Davidson was grabbed by Chiefs WR Otis Taylor in retaliation and threw him to the ground, clearing both benches. The game ended in a 17-17 TIE which was played in Kansas City.
1997- The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum opens in Kansas City.
2015- The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Detroit Lions 45-10 in London England.
In the franchise first game played in November, with the Kansas City Royals playing Game 5 of the World Series against the Mets at Citi Field in New York and came back, down 2-0 in the 9th inning to win 7-2 in 12 innings and win the World Series 4-1 games. The Royals won the 111th World Series on 11-1. Alcides Escobar got a hit to have the longest postseason hitting streak at 15 games in MLB history. 

November 2
1940- Ed Budde was born today, star guard for the KC Chiefs, 1963-76, Chiefs Hall of Fame.
1968- US Men's Soccer team beats Bermuda 6-2 in a World Cup qualifier in Kansas City. 
1969- The Kansas City Chiefs get 9 sacks against the Bills to win 29-7 at Buffalo. 
1974- The newly completed Kemper Arena opened its doors for the first time as the NHL Kansas City Scouts hosted the Chicago Blackhawks and lost 4-3 before a crowd of 14,758.  Construction crews rushed that day to put finishing touches on the building due to labor stoppages. 
1985- The Kansas City Comets beat the St. Louis Steamers 4-1 in the largest home crowd ever in team history, 16,388 in the home opener at Kemper Arena.  They had a laser show to open the game, with Marilyn Maye singing the Star Spangled Banner and Ida McBeth singing God Bless America, and the 23rd Street Marching Cobras performing at half time.  Coming off their World Series win, Buddy Biancalana of the Royals kicked out the first ceremonial ball. 
2011-Sporting Kansas City beat the Colorado Rapids 2-0 in a conference semi final playoff game. 
2013- Sporting Kansas City beat the New England Revolution 2-1 in a conference semi final playoff game. 

November 3
1968- Gloster Richardson of the Chiefs catches a Len Dawson pass to gain 92 yards and a touchdown.
1974- KC teams from the NFL, NBA and NHL all played today, with the Chiefs lost to the Giants 27-33 at Arrowhead, the Kansas City Omaha Kings lost to the Bulls 79-86 in Kansas City and it was the FIRST win by the Kansas City Scouts NHL Hockey team, beating the Capitals 5-4 in Washington.
1997- Derrick Thomas and the Chiefs defense hold the Steelers to no points in the final three quarters and battle back to win on Monday Night Football over the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-10. *
2013- Sean Smith returns an interception 100 yards for a TD to help the Chiefs beat the Bills in Buffalo 23-13 and extend the Chiefs winning streak to a franchise record 9-0. 
2015-Kansas City area schools closed today for the World Series celebration parade and rally for the Kansas City Royals, with estimated 800,000 people at Union Station and downtown.* 

November 4
1954- The Philadelphia Athletics baseball team moves to Kansas City.
1983- The Kansas City Comets won their 2nd straight season opener beating the Wichita Wings 5-4 before the 3rd largest crowd in team history, 16,322 at Kemper Arena. 
2014- Royals catcher Salvador Perez, 1st baseman Eric Hosmer and left fielder Alex Gordon win gold gloves for the second year in a row. 

November 5
1972- The KC Chiefs FIRST regular season WIN at Arrowhead Stadium, and LARGEST home crowd (to date) of 82,094, and beating the Oakland Raiders 27-14.
2000-Most passes completed in a Chiefs game, to date, with Elvis Grbac throwing 39 vs. Oakland, KC lost 31-49. 
2004- The Kansas City Wizards beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 in a conference semi final playoff game. 
2014- Left fielder Alex Gordon and Center fielder Lorenzo Cain of the Royals win the Wilson Defensive Players of the year for the best in MLB for their positions. 

November 6
1958- The American League announced that the Kansas City Athletics would play a record 52 night games for the 1959 season.
1982-The Kansas City Comets opened their 2nd season with a 7-4 victory over the Golden Bay Earthquakes for the 10th largest home crowd in team history of 16,166 at Kemper Arena. Zoran Savic had a four goal night. 
2005- With the Chiefs trailing by 3 points with five seconds left in the game and the ball inside the Oakland one, Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil surprised the Oakland crowd by going for the win instead of playing for overtime. Running back Larry Johnson followed right guard Will Shields into the end zone to give the Chiefs a 27-23 win.
2013- Sporting Kansas City beat the New England Revolution 3-1 in a conference semi final playoff game. 

November 7
1926- The Kansas City NFL Football Cowboys beat the Lions in Brooklyn 10-9. 
1947-The Kansas City Blues Basketball team won their only game of the season came at home vs the St. Paul Saints 52-47. 
2009- The Independence Events Center opens, home of the Missouri Mavericks Hockey team and later Missouri Comets soccer team.
2012- Sporting Kansas City beat the Houston Dynamo 1-0 in a conference semi final playoff game. 
2014- Alex Gordon, left fielder of the Royals won the Platinum Glove Award as the best defensive player in the American League in 2014. 

November 8
1934- The AFL St. Louis Blues moved to Kansas City mid-season and kept the Blues nickname.  
1954- The American League approve the move of the Philadelphia Athletics to Kansas City, with the A's to play home games at Municipal Stadium which will be expanded from 17,000 to 30,000 seats.
1964- The Chiefs beat the Raiders 42-7 at Municipal Stadium, with Len Dawson throwing 4 TD passes.  
1993- The Chiefs beat the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football 23-16.
2003- The Kansas City Wizards beat the Colorado Rapids 2-0 in a conference semi final playoff game. 
2011- Sporting KC striker C.J. Sapong named the MLS Rookie of the Year. 
2012- Billy Butler, won the American League Silver Slugger Award as the best in offense as a DH in the league. 
 

November 9
1931- Whitey Herzog is born today, He played for the Kansas City Blues in 1952, Kansas City Athletics 1958-60, and managed the Kansas City Royals 1975-79, in Royals Hall of Fame. 
1971- Jon Nunnally was born today, KC Royals outfielder who set the franchise record with stealing home four times in 1995.
1991- The Kansas City Attack played it s first regular season game ever and beat the Detroit Rockers 11-7. 
1999- Carlos Beltran of the KC Royals is named the AL Rookie of the Year, and is the third Royals player to win the award.

November 10
1961- Bill Bridges of the Kansas City Steers Basketball Team scores 35 points, a franchise high for a person in a single game to beat the Hawaii Chiefs 121-101.
1974- The Kansas City Kings NBA Team plays their FIRST Game at Kemper Arena, losing to the Boston Celtics 102-99.
1975- The Chiefs with 3 TD's from Ed Podolak upset the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football, 34-31 in a come from behind victory.
2003- Angel Berroa of the Royals is named the AL Rookie of the Year, and becomes the fourth Royal to win the award.
2015- Royals winning Gold Gloves are Alcides Escobar (first shortstop in Royals history), Salvador Perez (his 3rd straight) and Eric Hosmer (his 3rd straight). 

November 11- Veterans Day
1924- The Kansas City Blues NFL football team beat the Milwaukee Badgers 7-3 at Muehlebach Field.
1934- The Kansas City Blues AFL football team beat the Dallas Rams 14-6 at Muehlebach Field.  
1974- The Kansas City Kings played their first home game at Kemper Arena, a 102-99 loss to the Boston Celtics. 
1985- Bret Saberhagen of the Royals is named the AL Cy Young award winner. He also won in 1989.
1990- On Veteran's Day, Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas sacks Seattle quarterback Dave Kreig an NFL record 7 times in the game.
2005- Preki and Tony Meola of the KC Wizards are named to the MLS All-time Best XI as part of the league's 10th anniversary. 

November 12
1947- Bobby O'Brien scores a franchise high 18 points for the Kansas City Blues basketball team to lose in overtime 55-59 against the Birmingham Skyhawks.
1973- In the first MNF game played at Arrowhead, the Chiefs beat the Chicago Bears 19-7. Ed Podolak had 134 yards rushing and 4 FG's from Stenerud. 
2003- The Royals Tony Pena is named the American League Manager of the Year.
2015- Kendrys Morales of the Kansas City Royals won the Silver Slugger Award as best DH in the American League. 

November 13
1911- John "Buck" O'Neil is born. One of Kansas City's greatest baseball ambassadors, Kansas City Monarchs Baseball Player and Manager plus Kansas City Royals scout. Buck won the Negro American League batting title in 1946 with a .353 average after coming back from three years of military service WWII. He was later the first African American coach in MLB, for the Chicago Cubs.
1967- NL Owners ok AL expansion to Seattle and Kansas City.
1974- The Kansas City Scouts won for the first time at Kemper Arena, 5-3 over the St. Louis Blues, with Ed Gilbert scoring two goals for the Scouts.  
1979- Darryl Dawkins of the 76'er hits a massive dunk so hard at Municipal Auditorium (Kemper Arena was still under repair from the storm damage to the roof) against the KC Kings that he shatters the backboard, the first known shattered backboard on TV.
1981- The Kansas City Comets played their first regular season game on the road and lost to the Denver Avalanche 5-2, and Ivair Ferreira scores the very first Comets goal ever. 
2009- The FIRST game of the Missouri Mavericks, where they beat the Wichita Thunder at home by 3-2 score for a crowd of 5,760.

November 14
1942- Radio broadcaster of the Kansas City Royals, Denny Matthews is born.
1993- Marcus Allen former Raider, ran against Oakland as a member of the Chiefs for 85 yards and a TD in Kansas City's victory over the Raiders 31-20. 
2004- The Kansas City Wizards played the DC United in the MLS Cup but lost 3-2. 

November 15
1989- Bret Saberhagen of the Royals, with his 23-6, 2.16 ERA season, becomes the fourth pitcher to win two American League Cy Young Awards. 
2014- Bob Stone, Karen Schull MacGee, and "The Foursome" George Johnson, Reuben Benton, Sylvester "Pat" Johnson and Leroy Doty are inducted into the Kansas City Golf Hall of Fame. 

November 16
1969- Otis Taylor of the Chiefs scores THREE touchdowns vs. the Jets and the Chiefs win 34-16 in New York.
1974- Muhammad Ali weighed in at the Phillps House Hotel prior to sparing with Tracey Morrison, former Kansas City Golden Glover and Boss Man Jones, Ali's sparing partner in a 6-round exhibition match at Kemper Arena.
1997- Pete Stoyanovich of the Chiefs kicks a 54 yard field goal with 4 seconds left, the longest game winner field goal in team history to help the Chiefs beat the eventual Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos 24-22.
2005- It was announced today that Kansas City would be eligible to host a Super Bowl Game at Arrowhead Stadium sometime between 20121-2021 if a rolling roof is added.  The roof est cost is $200 million.  

November 17
1968- Frank Pitts of the Chiefs catches a Len Dawson pass to gain 90 yards and a touchdown vs. the Houston Oilers.
1989- Bret Saberhagen of the Royals signs a then record $2,966,667 per year contract.
2009- Zack Greinke of the KC Royals is the AL Cy Young Award winner after going 16-8 with a MLB leading ERA of 2.16.  He is the fourth Royal to win the Cy Young Award. 
2010- The Kansas City Wizards Soccer team change their name to "Sporting Kansas City".

November 18
1934- The Kansas City AFL Football Blues beat the Charlotte Purols 33-0 at Muehlbach Field. 
1963- The Detroit Tigers trade outfielder Rocky Colavito and pitcher Bob Anderson to the Kansas City A's for 2nd baseman Jerry Lumpe and two pitchers. Colavito will slug 34 homers and drive in 102 runs for the A's in 1964.
1974- The Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football 42-34.
1980- George Brett is named the American League MVP. His batting average of .390 is the highest since Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941. 
1985- Bret Saberhagen of the Royals wins the American League Cy Young award. 
1989- The Rockhurst Hawklets, coached by Tony Severino, edged the Jefferson City Jays 34-31 in FOUR over times in a Missouri Class 5A state semi final football game, which has become one of the most memorable high school football games ever played in Kansas City. 
1996- The Kansas City Wiz Soccer team officially become the Kansas City Wizards.
1990- J.J. Birden of the Chiefs catches a Steve DeBerg pass to gain 90 yards and a touchdown vs. San Diego and the Chiefs win 27-10 at Arrowhead.

November 19
1960- Kansas beat Missouri in football 23-7, but later on 12/8/60, the Big 8 made them forfeit the game due to a newly voted ineligible player, Bert Coan and MU was awarded the Big 8 championship.
1922- The American Royal Building complex is opened.


November 20
1912-  Harold Ensley was born today, who was a Kansas City radio and TV personality for "The Sportsman's Friend", a TV show about hunting and fishing that ran nonstop for 48 years.  
1947- Jack Rudnay was born today, a star center for the KC Chiefs, 1969-82, 4x Pro Bowl, Chiefs Hall of Fame.
2012- Matt Besler of Sporting KC named the MLS Defender of the Year. 

November 21
1926- The Kansas City NFL Football Cowboys beat the Rangers 2-0 in Buffalo. 
2003- Preki of the KC Wizards wins his second MVP award for MLS. 

November 22
1925- The KC Cowboys lost to the NY Football Giants 9-3 at the Polo Grounds. 
1962- Maurice King poured in 29 points, including five three-point baskets as the Kansas City Steers opened their home American Basketball League schedule with a 111-85 victory over the Chicago Majors.
1970- The very first Missouri Governor's Cup game in Kansas City between the KC Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals at Municipal Stadium.  Chief Jan Stenerud kicked two field goals and Bakken kicked two for the Cards for a 6-6 tie game.  
2009- Jamaal Charles of the Chiefs returns a kickoff 97 yards against the Steelers, and Ryan Succop kicks a 22 yard field goal in OT, to help KC win 27-24. 
2015- The Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe scores an offensive rushing touchdown and sets the record at the time for the heaviest to ever score a TD at 346 lbs and help the Chiefs beat the Chargers 33-3 in San Diego. 

November 23
2006- The Chiefs host the Denver Broncos on Thanksgiving Day at Arrowhead Stadium and beat them 19-10. Lamar Hunt got approval from the NFL to have this the third game on Thanksgiving Day to be played in KC, he was hospitalized the day of the game and died weeks later on Dec. 13th. It was the first Thanksgiving Game played in Kansas City since 1969.
2013- Sporting Kansas City beats the Houston Dynamo at Kansas City, 2-1 to win the Eastern Division Title, with a MLS record-low temperature of 22 degrees, for a record crowd of 3,000 over capacity at 21,650 fans, to advance  Sporting KC to the MLS Championship Game.  On the same day, Tom Watson is part of the inaugural class inducted into the Kansas City Golf Hall of Fame.  

November 24
1939- Jerry Mays, star defensive end for the KC Chiefs was born today, with KC 1963-70, 2x AFL All Star, 4x Pro Bowl, Chiefs Hall of Fame. 
1961- The Kansas City Steers raced to their eighth straight victory with a 121-108 triumph over the Los Angeles Jets in an American Basketball League game, and 1st place in the Western Division.
1963-The game between the New York Jets at the Kansas City Chiefs is postponed to Dec. 22nd due to the assassination of President Kennedy two days ago.  
2002- The MOST first downs by both teams, 64, an NFL record was set in a game with 32 by KC and 32 by Seattle.
2007- Kansas vs. Missouri Football Teams at Arrowhead Stadium. KU ranked #2 and MU #3 in the nation. The Tigers won 36-28 before a crowd of 80,537, the 2nd largest crowd in stadium history and largest TV audience to watch ANY 2007 regular season game.

November 25
1990-The Kansas City Comets won their 8th straight game, with a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Crunch for 7,360 at Kemper Arena.  The game was part of a day-night doubleheader, with workers converting the building over to a hockey game for the Kansas City Blades that night vs. Kalamazoo, with the Blades winning that one too, 6-4.  Two wins for KC that day at Kemper Arena. 

November 26
1892- Joe Guyon, Native American was born today. A pro football Hall of Famer, offensive tackle and halfback for the Kansas City Blues NFL Football team in 1924-25. He also hit over .340 in three consecutive seasons for the Louisville Colonels minor league baseball team.
1909- 15,000 Saw Tigers Wallop Kansans.  Largest crowd in history of big annual game as the Missouri Tigers defeat the Kansas Jayhawkers in a great football battle 12-6 at Association Park in Kansas City.  
1925- On Thanksgiving Day, the Kansas City Cowboys Football team beats the Cleveland Bulldogs 17-0.
1942- Jan Stenerud is born today. A Hall of Famer and star place kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, 1967-79, 2x AFL All Star, 4x Pro Bowl, 1971 Pro Bowl Co-MVP, Chiefs Hall of Fame, whose #3 is retired by the team.
1947- Larry Gura was born today. A pitching star of the KC Royals from 1976-85, 1980 All Star, Royals Hall of Fame.
1969- Lou Piniella of the Royals is named the American League Rookie of the Year.
1987- On Thanksgiving Day, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Detroit Lions 27-20.
1995- The Kansas City Attack won today, starting what ended up being an 18 game winning streak, until January 28, 1996. At the time, this is was the longest winning streak by any Kansas City pro sports team. 

November 27
1924- On Thanksgiving Day, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Blues NFL Football Team 17-6. 
1934- The Kansas City AFL Football Blues beat the Dallas Rams 26-6 at Muehlebach Field. 
1966- Heisman Trophy Winner, USC running back Mike Garrett is selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFL draft.
1969- On Thanksgiving Day, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos 31-17 in Kansas City. The Broncos trailed 24-17 late in the game and Denver attempted an onside kick that was recovered by star linebacker Bobby Bell who returned the kick for a 53-yard touchdown!
1991- The Kansas City Attack played their first regular season home game and lost to the Chicago Power 14-16 in OT at Municipal Auditorium. 
2005- Lawrence Tynes of the Chiefs makes 4 field goals in one quarter, the 2nd Quarter vs. New England and ties others for a NFL record.
2009- The FIRST game of the Kansas City Stars Basketball team, with the Stars beating the St. Louis Stunners 152-106 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
2016- With both teams at 7-3, the Chiefs play the Broncos in Mile High on Sunday Night Football.  The Chiefs score 9 pts in 12 seconds from a Justin Houston safety and TD return on the free kick.  Tyreek Hill of the Chiefs scores 3 TD's in the game from rushing, receiving and kick-return, the first to do so since Gayle Sayers in 1965.  After a 62-yd field goal miss by Denver in OT, Cairo Santos of the Chiefs, with 5 seconds left in OT, attempted a field goal, but it hit the upright and bounced across the cross bar for the 30-27 win.  

November 28
1926- The Kansas City Cowboys football team beat the Chicago Cardinals 7 to 2 today in a National Professional Football League game on a mud covered field at Soldier Field.
1962- The Kansas City Steers beat the Oakland Oaks, 115-96 in an American Basketball League game in Kansas City.
1964- Kansas Jayhawk star running back, Gayle Sayers was drafted by the NFL Chicago Bears and AFL Kansas City Chiefs, but signed with Chicago.
1968- On Thanksgiving Day, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Houston Oilers 24-10.
1981-The Kansas City Comets won for the first time in the first regular season home game in a 5-4 overtime win over the Wichita Wings for a sellout crowd of 15,925 at Kemper Arena. David Butler scored two goals including the first home goal in Comets history. Enzo DiPede got his first win in goal for the Comets. George Brett and Whitey Herzog of the Royals attended the game.  The 23rd Street Marching Cobras performed at half time. This was also the first Comet game ever televised by KCMO Channel 5, live. 
1996- The Chiefs win at Detroit to defeat the Lions on Thanksgiving Day 28-24. On that day, Chiefs running back Marcus Allen broke Walter Payton's all-time rushing touchdown record of 110.
2012- Jimmy Nielsen of Sporting KC named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year. 

November 29
1970- Jan Stenerud of the Chiefs kicked four field goals and Morris Stroud scored his first NFL TD, who at 6 ft 10 in is one of the tallest men to score a NFL TD, all helping the Chiefs beat the San Diego Chargers 26-14 at Municipal Stadium. 

November 30
1937- The first time an NHL team played in Kansas City happened today, with the New York Rangers beating the Kansas City Greyhounds 7-5 in an exhibition game for 4,000 fans at the Pla-Mor Ice Palace.  
1954- The Kansas City Blues Baseball team moved to Denver, to become the Bears in the American Association. 
1962- Bo Jackson was born today. A TWO SPORT football player for the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Royals baseball player.
1975- KC teams from the NFL, NBA, and NHL all played today, with the Chiefs lost to the Colts 14-28 in Baltimore, the Kings beating the Knicks 110-98 in KC and the Scouts tied the Black Hawks 1-1 in Chicago. 


December 1
1900- Ernest "Ernie" Mehl was born, who worked nearly 50 years for the KC Star, including as sports editor, and was at the forefront to persuade the American League to grant KC a new franchise when the A's moved to Oakland. 
1934- Maurice King was born today. He was a pro basketball player for the Boston Celtics, Baltimore Bullets, and Kansas City Steers in 1961-62. King averaged 14.7 pts for the Steers in '62-63. He played for the Kansas Jayhawks and was teammate of Wilt Chamberlain at KU. 
1935- Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium opened at a cost of $6.5 million.
1962- The Dallas Texans made the top overall pick in the AFL draft, by selecting future Hall of Famer, Buck Buchanan from Grambling State, for the team moving to Kansas City for the 1963 season.
2002-Dante Hall of the Chiefs returns a punt 90 yds. against Arizona and win 49-0 at Arrowhead. 
2013- Kniles Davis returns a kickoff 108 yards (longest in franchise history) for a TD at Arrowhead, but the 9-2 Chiefs lose to the Denver Broncos 35-28. 

December 2
1934- The Kansas City AFL Football Blues lost to the Chicago Cardinals 13-7 at Muehlebach Field. 
1970- The Royals get Freddie Patek, Bruce Dal Canton and Jerry May from the Pirates for Bob Johnson, Jackie Hernandez and Jimmy Campanis. 
1983- The Kansas City Comets came from behind 5-1 to win for the first and only time ever in the “Igloo” in Pittsburgh, 6-5 in OT before the 6th smallest road crowd in club history at 2,834. Tasso Koutsoukos scored the tying goal with .03 in regulation. Mark Frederickson scored the game winning goal in OT. 
1990- Stephone Paige of the Chiefs catches a pass from Steve DeBerg to gain 86 yards and a touchdown vs. the Patriots and the Chiefs win 37-7 in New England.
2000- The Big 12 Football Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium with Oklahoma beating Kansas State 27-24. *
2012- The Chiefs (1-10) remarkably beat the Carolina Panthers 27-21 at Arrowhead Stadium on a very emotional day, following Chiefs linebacker Jevon Belcher, with his murder of his girlfriend and his suicide at the stadium on the day before. Chiefs QB Brady Quinn got AFC player of the week, for two TD's and a franchise best 82% pass completion for the game. *


December 3
1925- Harry Leon "Suitcase" Simpson was born today. He played for a number of teams, hence his nickname, but played for the Kansas City Athletics from 1955-57 and '58-59 and was on the All Star team for KC in 1956 as he led the AL with 11 triples.
1969- The KC Royals trade Joe Foy to the NY Mets for future star, 3rd baseman Amos Otis and pitcher Bob Johnson. One of the best Royals trades after moving AO to the outfield.
1975- Wilf Paiement of the Kansas City Scouts Hockey Team scores a hat trick (only one in team history) to help upset the Montreal Canadians 6-5 in perhaps the biggest win in Scouts history.

December 4
2000- The Kansas City Chiefs played the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football, but lost 30-24. 

December 5
1926-The Los Angeles Buccaneers play the Kansas City Cowboys at Muehebach Field, with KC winning 7-3. According to the Associated Press, the game was a given college atmosphere when two cheerleaders, formerly of the University of Missouri, tainted their amateur standing by leading 3,000 frenzied fans into organized cheering, believed to be an innovation in pro football games.  The crowd yelled their cheers from printed information on the programs. 
1955- Art Still was born today, a star defensive end for the KC Chiefs from 1978-87, 4x Pro Bowl, 1978 NFL All Rookie, Chiefs Hall of Fame.
1962- Battling Chiefs Fall to Steers- the Kansas City Steers whip the Long Beach Chiefs 112-91, which included a free-for-all fist fight after Bill Spivey of the Chiefs was ejected for elbowing Steer Bill Bridges, who scored 44 points, when every player took part in the brawl, and Steer Gene Tormohlen suffered two cracked teeth.
1986- The Kansas City Comets beat the San Diego Sockers 4-3 in OT. 

December 6
1967- Kevin Appier was born today, a star pitcher for the KC Royals from 1989-99 and 2003-04, Royals Hall of Fame, 1995 All Star.
1971- The Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49'ers on Monday Night Football 27-17.
1987-The Kansas City Comets won their longest game in club history, 7-6 over the Dallas Sidekicks in three overtimes for 7,517 fans in Dallas. This was the first and only triple OT game in Comets history, and 5th longest in MISL history at 94:23. Barry Wallace scored a hat trick.  Also scoring for the Comets were Dale Mitchell, Jim Schwab, Duncan MacEwan.  
2003- The Big 12 Football Championship Game with Kansas State beating Oklahoma 35-7 at Arrowhead Stadium. *

December 7
1962- The Kansas City Steers scored their second straight victory, 113-90 over first place Long Beach in an American Basketball League game.
2013- Defender Aurelien Collin of Sporting Kansas City scores a goal and scores another one in penalty kicks to be the MVP and help Sporting KC beat Real Salt Lake, in the MLS Cup Championship.  After two overtime periods, with a 1-1 score, SKC wins 7-6 on penalty kicks, which took a league record 10 rounds.  MLS Cup record low temperatures barely reaching 20 degrees with single digit wind chills, a crowd of 21,650 witnessed the first Pro Team Championship in Kansas City since the 1985 Royals played in and won the World Series. 

December 8
1961- Lead by Nick Mantis with 26 points, the Kansas City Steers stampede the Chicago Majors 117-99 to win their 5th straight game in the American Basketball League.
1963-The Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos 52-21 at Municipal Stadium. Len Dawson threw 3 TD passes and scored his first rushing TD.  Emergency kicker Jack Spikes scored one TD, one FG and seven PAT's.  Linebacker Sherrill Headrick had two blocked punts, the first time team history.  Dave Grayson blocked another Denver punt.  52 pts. was the most ever by the Chiefs at this stadium, but later was tied. A small auxiliary scoreboard was used as the A's owner Charley Finley didn't allow the Chiefs use the main scoreboard that season.    
1983- For all 63 indoor pro sports teams in North America (NHL, MBA, MISL, NASL) the Kansas City Comets were ranked 9th in average attendance to this point in the 1983-84 season, just behind the Montreal Canadiens, with 15,667 fans per game.  The Comets did better than the Boston Celtics. 
1985- Albert Lewis of the Chiefs makes THREE interceptions against the Atlanta Falcons and the Chiefs win 38-10 at Arrowhead.
2013- Dexter McCluster of the KC Chiefs scores a TD on a punt return and breaks the franchise record for most punt return yards of 177 in one game today as the Chiefs clobber the Washington Redskins in DC 45-10. 

December 9
1955- Otis Birdsong was born today, who later played with the Kansas City Kings from 1977-1981, was the #2 overall pick by the Kings in the 1977 NBA draft, average points per game 24.6 in 1980-81. 
1962- Bill Bridges of the Kansas City Steers Basketball Team scores 55 points and breaks a franchise record for the most points scored by a person in a single game for the Steers to win 125-103 over the Oakland Oaks.
1983- In the 100th regular season match of the Kansas City Comets, Gordon Hill set the club record for the most goals in one game at six, to help KC beat the St. Louis Steamers 8-7 at the 3rd largest home crowd in club history of 16,332.  The win put KC in first place.  Zoran Savic scored two goals for KC. 
2012- The Royals trade top minor leaguer of the year, Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard to the Tampa Bay Rays for All Star pitcher James Shields, Wade Davis and Elliott Johnson. 

December 10
1961- The Kansas City Steers defeats the Chicago Majors 97-89 in an American Basketball League game, which was the 7th straight victory and 15th in the last 18 games for the Steers. (at this time the cost TWO BF Goodrich tires cost $22.95)

December 11
1959- The KC A's trade Roger Maris to the New York Yankees. Maris, Joe DeMaestri and Kent Hadley go to NY and KC gets Norm Siebern, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer and Marv Throneberry.
1977- Gary Barbaro of the Chiefs returned an interception 102 yards for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in Kansas City, with the Chiefs losing 31-34.
1983- Bill Kenney of the Chiefs throws for 411 yards in the game against the Chargers but the Chiefs lose 38-41 in San Diego.

December 12
1926-The final game of the Kansas City Cowboys NFL football team, which they won 12-7 over the Duluth Eskimos at Muehlebach Field to end the season 8-3 with all games on the road except for the last two.  
1968- The Kansas City Royals FIRST ever TRADE future hall of famer, Hoyt Wilhelm to the Angels for Ed Kirkpatrick and Dennis Paepke.
1971- The final game between the Chiefs and Oakland Raiders at Municipal Stadium, with the Chiefs winning 16-14. 
1972- The Royals get Hal McRae and Wayne Simpson from the Cincinnati Reds for Roger Nelson and Richie Schneinblum.
1989-The Royals sign Mark Davis to a then record, four year, $3.25 million contract.  Mark won the NL Cy Young award in 1989, making the Royals the first team ever to have both defending winners on the same team (Brett Saberhagen and Mark Davis) 

December 13
1961-Steers Gore Rens... the Kansas City Steers won their eighth straight American Basketball League victory by beating the Pittsburgh Rens, 109-102 in the second game of a double header (Chicago and Cleveland play in the 1st game) in Pittsburgh.
1964- Frank Jackson of the Chiefs scores FOUR touchdowns vs. the Chargers and the Chiefs win 49-6 in San Diego.
2004- Despite allowing Tennessee to gain 542 yards in offense, the Kansas City Chiefs mounted a 21-point fourth quarter rally to beat the Titans 49-38 at the Coliseum on Monday Night Football. The combined point total marked a team record for most points on MNF, with QB Trent Green passing for 244 yards and 3 TD's.
2006- KC Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt died.  He was an inductee into 3 sports halls of fame, has the AFC Championship Trophy named after him, he founded the AFL, KC Chiefs, KC Wizards and more sports teams.  A National Soccer Tournament bears his name. 

December 14
1965- Mack Lee Hill of the Chiefs, a star 2nd year fullback dies during knee surgery, from a game injury two days earlier in Buffalo where the Chiefs lost 25-34. Now each year, the Chiefs bestow the Mack Lee Hill award to its top rookie in his honor.
1974- KC teams from the NFL, NBA and NHL all played today, with the Chiefs lost to the Vikings 15-35 at Arrowhead, the Kansas City Omaha Kings lost to the Rockets 84-123 in Houston and the Scouts tied Vancouver Canucks 2-2 in KC. 
2003- Trent Green of the Chiefs has a perfect passer rating of 158.3 (first time in franchise history) against the Detroit Lions, Chiefs won 45-17 at Arrowhead. 
2014- Rookie De'Anthony Thomas returned a punt 81 yards for a TD to help the Chiefs beat the Raiders 31-13 at Arrowhead. *

December 15
2013- Jamaal Charles caught 8 passes for 105 yards to score 5 TD's tying him for a franchise record most in one game. Jamaal's 4 receiving TD's were the most by a running back in a single game in NFL history.   Alex Smith went 17 for 20 with 287 yards and 5 TD's for a perfect passer rating of 158.3 (2nd time in franchise history) to help the Chiefs steamroll the Raiders in Oakland 56-31 and clinch a playoff spot with a record of 11-3. 

December 16
1934- The Kansas City AFL Football Blues lost to the St. Louis Gunners 7-0 at Sportsman Park.  

December 17
1967- Otis Taylor of the Chiefs scores THREE touchdowns and Noland "Super Gnat" Smith sets a club record at the time by returning a kickoff 106 yards for a TD vs. the Broncos and the Chiefs win 38-24 in Denver.
1983- The Kansas City Comets beat the Buffalo Stallions 6-5 in the only game ever in team history that was decided by a shootout, with an attendance at Kemper Arena of 15,273 while the Chiefs home crowd was only 11,377 the next day!  

December 18
1977- Tim Collier of the Chiefs returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders, with the Chiefs losing 20-21 at Oakland.
1983-The smallest crowd for a Chiefs game at Arrowhead, to date at 11,377, KC beats Denver 48-17. 
2011- The Kansas City Chiefs (5-8) stun the defending Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers (12-0) at Arrowhead Stadium, beating the previously undefeated Packers (who had won 19 of of their previous games) 19-14 under the first game for interim Head Coach Romeo Crennel and QB Kyle Orton's first start as a Chief.

December 19
1960- The heirs of Arnold Johnson sold the Kansas City Athletics to Charlie Finley for $1,975,000.
1965- Curtis McClinton of the Chiefs makes 5 pass receptions to gain 213 yards (a club record that would stand 20 years) vs. Denver and the Chiefs win 45-35 in Kansas City.
1971- The Chiefs play their final regular season game in a 22-9 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Bobby Bell scored the final reg. season TD at Municipal Stadium on an interception return. 
2004- Dante Hall of the Chiefs returns a kickoff 97 yards against the Denver Broncos, for KC to win 45-17 at Arrowhead. 

December 20
1962- The Kansas City Steers whipped Philadelphia, 99-88 and won for the third night in a row in Kansas City and stretched their American Basketball League winning streak to eight.
1969- The Chiefs beat the defending World Champion New York Jets 13-6 in the AFL Divisional Playoff game at Shea Stadium with Gloster Richardson of the Chiefs catching the tie-breaking, 10-yard pass in the fourth quarter for the only touchdown in the game.
1981- The KC Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings, 10-6 in the last NFL game played at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, MN.  The KC Royals beat the Minnesota Twins at that same stadium 3 months earlier in the final baseball game played there.  

December 21
1986- Boyce Green of the Chiefs returns a kickoff 97 yards against the Steelers, for KC to win 24-19 at Pittsburgh. 
2008- The TD Pack Band made their last appearance at a Chiefs home game, which was originated by Tony DiPardo in 1963.  The band of eight professional musicians, includes Tony's daughter who sit in the east end zone, plays before and during the game, when the team breaks huddles, first downs and after great runs.  

December 22
1959- Kevin Gray was born. Kevin was President of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation and for many years, helped bring hundreds of sporting events, attracted the building of the Kansas Speedway, assisted with the Truman Sports Complex and Sprint Center, helped establish the College Basketball Hall of Fame, retained KC teams, bringing in new teams and games to the Kansas City area. The Kansas City Sports Commission has helped generate more than $700 million in economic impact to Kansas City from 1989 up until his passing in 2011.
1963- The Kansas City Chiefs beat the New York Jets 48-0 at Municipal Stadium.. This game was scheduled to be played on Nov. 24th, but was postponed due to the assassination of President Kennedy on Nov 22nd.  
1968- the Kansas City Chiefs lose to the Oakland Raiders in the AFL Playoff Game in Oakland, 41-6.
1985- Stephone Paige of the Chiefs makes 8 pass receptions to gain 309 yards vs. San Diego, setting an NFL record for receiving yards in a game. The Chiefs win 38-34, and only 18,178 fans were there to see it.
2002- Marc Boerigter for the Chiefs makes a 99 yard pass reception vs. San Diego, at the time the longest play from scrimmage in team history, and KC wins 24-22 at Arrowhead.
2010- The Missouri Mavericks scored 11 goals to beat the Evansville Icemen, which higher than the Kansas City Blades record of 9 goals in one game and the Kansas City Scouts highest of 6 in one game.  

December 23
1962- Steers Grab 10th In Row...the Kansas City Steers playing before a record home crowd of 10,228, defeated the Philadelphia Tapers 108-97 for their 10th straight victory, led by Bill Bridges with 32 points.

December 24
1994- The Kansas City Chiefs return to the playoffs with a win in the season's final game against the Oakland Raiders 19-9.

December 25- Christmas
The Kansas City Kings played on Christmas Day four times, in 1972 lost to the Bucks 99-104, in 1975, lost to the Suns 111-122, in 1976 lost to the Bulls 91-96 and in 1977 lost to the Bucks 122-131, all were at home except on the road in 1975. 
1920- The KC Sun newspaper reported, after the first year of Negro League baseball in Kansas City, baseball used to be a barroom game but is now a social function. The Monarchs, with over 700,000 fans in their first year, played to more local fans than the Blues. 
1971- the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, KC Chiefs vs the Miami Dolphins, and the NFL's Longest Game, lasting eight-two minutes and forty seconds, with the Dolphins winning 27-24 in overtime and the FIRST Chiefs Playoff Game at HOME and VERY LAST CHIEFS GAME played in Municipal Stadium in Kansas City. Chiefs star running back, Ed Podolak got 350 combined yards, a figure that remains an NFL post-season record today.  The Chiefs were 44-17-3 all-time at Municipal Stadium, including the post-season. 
2004- The Chiefs beat the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead 31-30 with kicker Lawrence Tynes kicking a 38 yard field goal with 22 seconds left.
2016- The KC Chiefs use Dontari Poe from the defense in a trick play to throw a TD pass to help beat the Broncos at home 33-10.

December 26 Boxing Day
1970- Ray Sadecki was born, who grew up in the Kansas City area, later his MLB career included the Kansas City Royals from 1975-76. 

December 27
1988- The Legendary “Door Gate” game between the Kansas City Comets and the Baltimore Blast in Baltimore.  After several penalties for unsportsmanlike conduct, Baltimore won 8-6.  The Comets protested the game, which was upheld by the MISL and the remainder of the game was replayed on April 2, 1989, which the Comets did win in the same replay fashion as the KC Royals Pine Tar Game. 

December 28
1884- Mae Arbaugh was born today, a native of Kansas City, who was one of the original Bloomer Girls baseball players.  She surpassed Lou Gehrig's record of games played with 6,486, and had the nickname "Carry Nation". 
1986- In an AFC First round playoff game, the KC Chiefs lose to the New York Jets 35-15.
1991- The FIRST EVER Chiefs playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium, with the Chiefs beating the Raiders 10-6. On that day, it was Deron Cherry's last home game. On the Raiders QB Todd Marinovich's first pass of the game, Deron was there for the interception and on the next series, Deron intercepted him again. Cherry lead the team with 7 tackles that day.
2002- Dante Hall of the Chiefs makes 2 kickoff/punt returns for a touchdown in a single game, against St. Louis. Tied with others for a NFL record.
2003- The Chiefs running back, Priest Holmes scored two TD's in the game and set a then NFL record 27 single season touchdowns to help the Chiefs beat the Chicago Bears 31-3 at Arrowhead.
2014- Justin Houston made four sacks of Philip Rivers of the Chargers to set a new Chiefs franchise record of 22, the most sacks in one season, and came just under 22.5 sacks the current NFL record to help the Chiefs beat San Diego at Arrowhead 19-7. 

December 29
1988- Eric Berry was born, who later in his career he was a great defensive back for the Kansas City Chiefs since 2010.  

December 30
1985- The Kansas City Comets beat the Los Angeles Lazers 10-2 for a crowd of 13,310 in LA.  Keith Furphy and Carlos Salguero both scored two goals each and Gino Schiraldi scored one. 

December 31
1962- The American Basketball League is disbanded with the Kansas City Steers declared the league champions. The ABL pioneered the 3 point shot before the rest of the basketball world!
1994- AFC First Round Playoff Game- Chiefs lose to the Miami Dolphins 27-17 in Joe Robbie Stadium.
2006- The Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson carried 33 times and gave himself an NFL record 416 carries in a season, and helped the Chiefs beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 35-30 at Arrowhead.

*Sporting events attended by Matt Starr of the All Starr Sports Zone.

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